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Written By: Anonymous FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) It’s Okay to Not be Okay Before I get started, know this post isn’t inspired by the Korean drama “It’s okay not to be okay”, it does however talk about the themes related to the drama. But not just in...
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At the Empowering Our Youth 2021 Gala, attendees learned more about Future Institute, our programs and participants, partners, donors, and supporters through representative speakers, video presentations, and a panel of program participants and mentors. The gala was hosted both in-person and virtual. There were 44 people in attendance at the Lakeview Room at East-West University....
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Information about this year’s gala will be sent out in mid-2022. If you would like to view the recorded program from the 2021 gala that was live streamed, please view it below.   LEARN MORE
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You may have seen our posts about #GivingTuesday, which is a global invitation for everyone to give back to their communities in one way or another. In terms of Future Institute, you can give back by supporting a college student’s future in the following ways: Become a mentor Sponsor a student (or more) Become a...
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Are you a college student seeking an internship for the summer? That’s a great step in kickstarting your career while you’re still earning your degree! You may know that finding an internship to gain experience in the field that you are earning your degree in is a huge accomplishment, so make sure that you gain...
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Congratulations on graduating with your college degree very soon! You’re almost done with finals and you’re looking forward to wearing the cap and gown and receiving your diploma on stage, which you should be. Beyond the excitement and hard work, you should also have a checklist or bucket list before you graduate to be sure...
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You’ve got your diploma, you wore the cap and gone, and now you’re focusing on finding a job. Perhaps, you need some quick tips for elevating your job search after college. There are many easy strategies to help you in your job hunt post-graduation. Take a break from scrolling through job websites and take a...
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On April 17, 2019, Bryan Sebastian, a senior from Chicago Math and Science Academy, had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with Andrei Damianov and Hans Kraus at Richard Wolf Medical Instruments. This visit was facilitated by Future Institute’s partnership with the ICATT Apprenticeship Program. Mr. Damianov oversees the ICATT Apprenticeship Program at Richard Wolf,...
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If you have a mentor as a college student, you may think that it’s all up to your mentor to give advice as well as provide opportunities and resources; however, you have a bigger role than absorbing what your mentor gives you. Your mentor, overall, gives you a choice to improve yourself. You have to...
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It’s officially spring! Whether you’re on spring break or looking forward to it, this time of the year is a great time to be productive and prepare yourself for adulthood. “Adulting” may not seem like a big deal, but you definitely have to adjust to it like a new lifestyle where you have more responsibility...
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