Exposure is what we do best, and thanks to Facebook, twenty-three Usher’s New Look Academy youth leaders experienced a surreal career day at Facebook’s New York office last week. Students received a guided tour given by Corey Neaufville, Media Solutions Manager, a panel with Facebook employees and a Q&A session about college and career. An overall amazing and life changing experience for our students. Check out the photos below!
“My experience at Facebook made me realize that it’s okay to not know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t be afraid of what if’s. There are so many more opportunities available if you actually give yourself the chance to shine. There are so many people who don’t want to see you succeed. You can’t allow yourself to become one of those people.” – Sierra Boyd, 11th grade
“One of the best experiences at the Facebook headquarters was seeing people like me and what I mean by this is people of color. You don’t always get to see people in areas like tech companies. It was very interesting to hear their stories too.” – Chykeem Nichols, 10th grade