Michelle has applied to attend NSLC Business and Entrepreneurship this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Business & Law
Cristo Rey High School San Jose
San Jose, California
Successfully funded on May 21st, 2018!
Fully funded!
$3,095 raised
$0 to go
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Michelle's Story

My passion is business.

I discovered my passion for business through my school's Corporate Work Study Program. During my freshman year, I was able to work at a real-life company and learned how the company and the owner were able to create it. It really impacted me because it allowed me to see how the owner was able to create and run a fascinating company with such a large amount of employees. Also, at both my previous and current job, I realize how I don't want to be sitting at a desk all day typing, but I want to be able to interact with people more and really communicate with them. I realize that a business has a broad scope on the things in which the business can focus on or stands for, such as its audience, its products, the brand, the mission, etc.

Attending NSLC Business and Entrepreneurship will help me pursue my passion for business because it will put me in a real life scenario of what it would be like to be a CEO of a company and have to make decisions. Not only that, but it will help encourage me to come out of my shell and know how to speak professionally. I want to be able to stand in front of a large audience and speak confidently. I would also like to network with adults and students who may have the same interest in business as me and hear from them. I may never know if a student I meet there may be the next creator of a top company.

A Note from Mr. Piland, Michelle's Teacher

Michelle achieves what she sets out to do. She is a self starter and clearly starts her work with goals in mind. She is intelligent and very well organized. Participating in NSLC Business and Entrepreneurship will give her practical experience in what it is like to start and manage a business.

Campaign Activity
Michelle posted an update
August 30
NSLC @ UCB 2018

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I received to be able to attend the NSLC for Business and Entrepreneurship this past summer. I learned many things about marketing and what it takes to run and maintain a business in the face of adversaries. I also worked together with a team of very intelligent students, all from different places. I was able to explore the Berkeley campus and get a feel of what living in a college dorm is like. I got to learn about different people's homes and what brought them to the NSLC. I also had the opportunity of learning from our own leaders how their college admissions process went and what their college life is like.

Overall, I am extremely grateful that I got to go to the NSLC and would definitely recommend it.

Thank you.

Success! Mr. Piland helped Michelle raise $3,095
May 21
The Wishbone General Fund donated $867
May 21

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts this year! We are happy to fund the remainder of your campaign!

Donor Match donated $756
May 11
Cristo Rey Summer Enrichment Fund donated $756
May 11
National Student Leadership Conference
National Student Leadership Conference donated $617
April 27
Student Contribution donated $99
April 5
Mr. Piland started this campaign
April 5
Michelle was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1