Making an Impact at Goldman Sachs Undergrad Camp

By Karen Banda “The work you do will have a direct effect on the business and community. At Goldman Sachs, you will make an impact.” My summer started with a trip to Jersey City, where I spent four days at the Goldman Sachs undergraduate camp. I knew what Goldman Sachs was, but I didn’t know …

Bryn Mawr and Philly — Where I Can Be the Person I Want to Be

By Meghan Berndt There is really nothing more satisfying than fall, when the wind chills your fingertips, and the sweet sound of leaves crunching under your boots can be heard… not to mention that Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mochas are back in season. Of course, the only problem with fall is that it doesn’t actually happen …

Video: Postcard from Yale

Students in the HISD EMERGE program wrapped up a week-long tour of the prestigious Yale University as part of the Futures Scholars Institute last week, leaving with more knowledge of the college application process, new friends and memories that will inspire them to attend the college of their dreams. HISD released a new video that …

Finding your comfort zone

The drastic difference between having to sit in a class room of 40 people in high school and sitting with just 10 of your peers and having group discussions is uncanny. These kind of factors really help you find your comfort zone and help you determine if you would prefer a large public university to a small private one. …

Other Voices from the Yale FSI Trip

“The opportunity that Emerge offers is unique and can even be described as magical! I love that I got a chance to experience Yale and the resources it has to offer, which give me further insight into college. From fascinating seminars, brilliant professors, interactive tours, and intelligent university students my time at Yale has definetly …

HISD Junior: ‘Our Economic Background Doesn’t Define Us’

Day 2 of HISD’s EMERGE Northeast college and university tour included trips to Harvard and MIT, where students got to walk in the footsteps of such notable alumni as  W.E.B. Du Bois (Harvard),  Buzz Aldrin (MIT), Richard Feynman (MIT) and President Barack Obama (Harvard). The #EMERGEtour will take more than 95 students from 15 HISD …