Archive for July 2020

First Generation: Lizbeth Fonseca

“I’m really proud of myself for getting this far.” Lizbeth Fonseca has a lot to be proud of. As a first-generation student, she has continued to be resilient in her efforts to pursue her dreams. Lizbeth is a senior studying finance at The University of Texas at Dallas who jumped at the opportunity to work…

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Student Success: Kindra Lingenfelter

Kindra Lingenfelter, a University of Utah student, is entering her senior year of college as an entertainment arts and engineering games (Game EAE) major but that wasn’t always the case for Kindra. Kindra, originally a computer science major, started college while working at Education at Work as a customer service representative to help her pay…

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First Generation: Holly Milosevich

Meet Holly Milosevich, the first in her family to enroll in university. Now that she’s here, she’s determined to meet the goals she’s set for herself while she completes her studies. “I’m really proud of my accomplishments and my achievements while in college,” Holly says. Holly is a first-generation student at Arizona State University. Originally…

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EAW in the Family

By: Joycelyn Cabrera, EAW Student Digital Reporter Education at Work in the family Alan and Amala Paul Mundadan bring a new meaning to “EAW Family.” The two siblings have been working for the same program with Education at Work for about five months.   These siblings live together with their family and – after the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States – now work together in the same house. Previous to…

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Student Spotlight: Randall Michels

How much can a student learn from Education at Work? According to students from all different departments: a lot. Randall Michels works in our Workforce Management department, and he’s learned all about navigation. Randall, a third-year student at Arizona State University, is studying geology. Originally from Ohio, Randall navigated his way out of his home…

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First Generation: Gus Flores

Gus Flores is a junior at the University of Utah studying economics with a minor in French, a Student Supervisor at Education at Work and a first-generation student. Gus says he originally planned to bus tables for the rest of his college career until a friend who worked at EAW told him about the part-time…

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First Generation: Gladys Zuniga

When Gladys Hernandez Zuniga was thirteen years old, she would wake up in the early hours of the morning and help her dad with his landscaping business. She holds this experience close to her heart because it’s what motivates her to continue her college career. “In the future I want to be able to support…

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Student Spotlight: Lauren Whiteside

Lauren Whiteside is an Arizona State University student who is about to start her junior year as a nursing major – but that wasn’t always the case for Lauren. Lauren started college with the intent to study computer information systems and operations, and she started working at Education at Work as a customer service representative…

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First Generation: Genesis Ortiz

For Genesis Ortiz, life is full of firsts. She is the first in her immediate family to go to college – where she is studying civic and economic thought and leadership at Arizona State University. She just finished her first year in college, and she just signed a lease for her first apartment. Originally from…

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Student Spotlight: Christian Mickelsen

“Being able to work with my supervisor while teaching students what they needed to know to go out onto the floor in a unique way that empowers them to succeed, was a great opportunity and I really didn’t want to pass up.” After gaining insight about the opportunities available at Education at Work during a…

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