The Art of Public Speaking

Students were treated to a workshop on Public Speaking, lead by guest speaker and career coach, Katie Volz (bio below). Ms. Volz focused on important presentation techniques that will be beneficial for students as they head into their final social enterprise presentations.

Students will be presenting their plans beginning on Thursday and will be hosting an open “marketplace” to allow all groups to present the details of their plan, including their ventures’  business plans, marketing materials, and financial modelings on Friday.

 

 

Katie Volz

Formerly the Director of Career Counseling and Operations for NYU’s Stern School of Business, Katie Rayhawk Volz is a career coach with SixFigureStart, working with individuals to assess their career interests and prepare them for the job market. She works with students and alumni pursuing careers in the area of finance, consulting, government and social enterprise, among others.  Katie has developed and led numerous career-related workshops and programs on topics such as networking, résumé writing, interviewing, and self-assessment, and a host of other leadership skills.

Prior to joining Stern, Ms. Volz was an Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she led the campus recruiting efforts at more than 20 undergraduate and graduate business schools across the country, including Columbia University, MIT, University of Michigan and Stanford. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she assisted with Partner Development Programs and recruited for PwC’s Management Consulting Services.

Ms. Volz received a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton and an MA in Counseling from New York University.

Independence Day (Version Amèricain)

Bonjour from RA Mimi Tohill!

Yesterday was my favorite day yet of this summer’s Summerfuel in Nice program: between the first full day of classes, free (beach) time for all, and a French-American 4th of July celebration, I couldn’t help but feel incredibly thankful for the lovely days, people, and opportunities in my life.

The first holiday away from home, however, is often difficult. For our American students, a celebration of Independence Day didn’t feel quite as celebratory without bonfires or fireworks. Yet – with the help of a BBQ dinner, sparklers, and a rousing round of group games – everyone came together,  their stampeding feet, cheers, mimes,  and competitive spirits making the evening a celebratory one for all of us, American and non-American alike.

Lycée staff Yolande and Jean-Jaques grilled us up ”steak haché” while students instructed professors on the proper ‘American’ method of creating the perfect burger. (As one RA instructed a photography professor, the key is ketchup, and lots of it.)  After celebrating with sparklers, students took to the school gym to play ”Never Have I Ever” and, soon afterwards, a giant competition of ”Running Charades.” Let me tell you, never have I ever seen a teenager so accurately mime out a Slinky as I did last night!

Frustratingly, though surely committed to the charades cause,  ”Team Snooki’,’ as led by yours truly, got stuck on the very first word: Eiffel Tower. Those who made it to the end, however, blew me away with their supreme acting skills. RA Reed led his team, Team Party In The U.S.A., to victory, then led us all to laughs and cheers with their singing of Miley Cirus’s song and, soon after, their donning of items from their grab bag of prizes.

See photos below for glimpses of our lovely, French-American day of celebration!

Summerfuel at Yale Welcomes Students!

Students relax and get to know each other in Timothy Dwight College, known to them as just “TD!” This home away from home is the hub of where most of the action takes place and includes our fabulously equipped game room called The Buttery. This unique hang out spot connects all the Summerfuel team and was the home to our very first event, “The Ice Cream Social!”
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Students  then took over the Yale Campus with a high energy scavenger hunt and strategic planning!
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Countdown to Summerfuel Boston 2013

Only 37 days until Summerfuel Boston at Harvard officially begins! Until then, there are a couple of deadlines, events and updates that you should be aware of:

– JUNE 1st (Saturday): All final paperwork, travel details and payment due to the NYC office. Please upload documents directly to my.summerfuel.com or email them to info@summerfuel.com.

– JUNE 5th (Wednesday) at 4PM EDT: Pre-program conference call for all families participating in Summerfuel at Harvard. Common pre-program details, questions and concerns will be addressed, but if you would like to discuss something specific, please send an email to mbates@summerfuel.com with the subject line: Harvard Conference Call.

– JUNE 23rd (Sunday): Staff arrives at Harvard to start final preparations for your arrival.

– JUNE 30th (Sunday): ARRIVAL DAY!

The staff can’t wait to meet you all on June 30th! Finish the school year strong and we’ll see you this summer.

 

Marissa Bates

Program Coordinator

mbates@summerfuel.com

1.212.796.8344

Countdown to Stanford 2013

Only 37 days until Summerfuel at Stanford officially begins! Until then, there are a couple of deadlines, events and updates that you should be aware of:

– JUNE 1st (Saturday): All final paperwork, travel details and payment due to the NYC office. Please upload documents directly to my.summerfuel.com or email them to info@summerfuel.com.

– JUNE 6th (Thursday) at 4PM EDT: Pre-program conference call for all families participating in Summerfuel at Yale. Common pre-program details, questions and concerns will be addressed, but if you would like to discuss something specific, please send an email to mbates@summerfuel.com with the subject line: Stanford Conference Call.

– JUNE 23rd (Sunday): Staff arrives at Stanford to start final preparations for your arrival.

– JUNE 30th (Sunday): ARRIVAL DAY!

The staff can’t wait to meet you all on June 30th! Finish the school year strong and we’ll see you this summer.

 

Marissa Bates

Program Coordinator

mbates@summerfuel.com

1.212.796.8344

Countdown to Summerfuel Yale 2013

Only 37 days until Summerfuel at Yale officially begins! Until then, there are a couple of deadlines, events and updates that you should be aware of:

–  JUNE 1st (Saturday): All final paperwork, travel details and payment due to the NYC office. Please upload documents directly to my.summerfuel.com or email them to info@summerfuel.com.

– JUNE 4th (Tuesday) at 4PM EDT: Pre-program conference call for all families participating in Summerfuel at Yale. Common pre-program details, questions and concerns will be addressed, but if you would like to discuss something specific, please send an email to mbates@summerfuel.com with the subject line: Yale Conference Call.

– JUNE 23rd (Sunday): Staff arrives at Yale to start final preparations for your arrival

– JUNE 30th (Sunday): ARRIVAL DAY!

 I can’t wait to meet you all on June 30th! Finish the school year strong and we’ll see you this summer.

 

Marissa Bates

Program Coordinator / Yale Assistant Director

mbates@summerfuel.com

1.212.796.8344