... Research the roots of Black English on a graduate school level?
Vinnie Bagwell, WISE 75, did.
Today, Vinnie is a designer and sculptor. Her public sculptures of Ella Fitzgerald and Frederick Douglass were commissioned after nationwide competitions. She also co-founded Art on Main Street/Yonkers, Inc.
... Intern with a legendary columnist at The New York Times?
Andrew Ross Sorkin, WISE ’95, did.
Today, Andrew is an award winning columnist and reporter for The New York Times, founder and editor of DealBook, and author of Too Big to Fail (Penguin Group, 2009).
... Explore the physics and economics of skateboarding?
Jirkita Muhammadu, WISE 08, did.
Today, Jirkita is a student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, focusing on psychology and writing.
... Follow your passion to become a firefighter?
Gina Hudson, WISE ’96, did.
Today, Gina is a firefighter/paramedic with Miramar Fire Rescue in Florida.
... “Practice” meteorology at a local airport for a weather and
. . .. aviation company?
Ralph Vasami, WISE 78, did.
Today, Ralph is the CEO of the very same company, Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc., now based in Houston, Texas, with 37 locations in over 20 countries
For over 30 years, WISE seniors have been creating real-world work experiences (WISE projects), exploring and igniting their passions outside the traditional classroom. Over 25,000 WISE graduates have learned to collaborate and to work independently, developing organizational, research, writing, presentation and public speaking skills as they kick-start a lifetime of personal growth.
WISE programs offer a unique opportunity for schools to partner with local agencies and businesses to create a comprehensive learning experience tailored to the specific needs of their communities. WISE also offers communities the opportunity to tap the diverse talents and energy of local students of all ability levels.
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