Introducing the 2018 Fellows Cohort

The 2018 Fellows Program officially kicked off on May 30th at a reception sponsored by Allegacy FCU at HQ Greensboro. We have 114 Fellows this year coming from 31 different colleges/universities and interning with 43 different employers. Aaron Washington, North Carolina A&TState University, Global Brands Group Abhaysinh Gaikwad, North Carolina A&T State University, ITG Brands […]

Fellows Program Mentors

Every student in the Fellows Program is matched with a mentor who is a community/business leader in Greensboro. The 2018 Fellows Cohort met their mentors at the Mentor Dinner last week, hosted by Cugino Forno and sponsored by Revolution Mill.   Mentors are invaluable to everyone – particularly to young professionals and recent grads looking […]

A Quick Guide to Thank-You Notes

So you aced your interview – now what? To ensure that you don’t fall through the cracks in the recruitment process, it is key that you follow up your interview with a thank-you note. Many believe thank-you emails will suffice (and they are definitely better than nothing!), but a handwritten thank-you note can make a […]

Interview Tips – Ace Your Next Interview!

Interviewing can be the most nerve-wracking part of the job/internship search. Here are 5 tips to help you increase your confidence and do your best:   Do your research. You should know quite a bit about the company you are interviewing with – not just the mission statement on their website. Dig deeper! Do you […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nick Dasnoit

MY GTCC STORY: NICK DASNOIT GTCC Student Finds Opportunity, Employment Through Local Program Written by: By Aleasha Vuncannon, Reuben Rink Marketing & Advertising Photo credit: Carrie Lilly Nick Dasnoit, an Opportunity Greensboro Fellows alum, graduated from GTCC in May 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology and is employed with Greensboro-based Triad Tech Services.  Nick Dasnoit […]

Introducing New Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Director

Action Greensboro is delighted to share that Lizzy Tahsuda will join the Action Greensboro team as the new Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program Director in January 2018.   Lizzy is coming to Action Greensboro from the UNCG Bryan School of Business where she serves as the Manager of Career and Professional Development. Lizzy started her career coaching/counseling career […]

Alumni Spotlight: Shelley Ibarra – Dreams Do Come True

DREAMS DO COME TRUE — WHAT ARE YOURS? LESSONS FROM THE OTHER SIDE Written by: Shelley Ibarra, Project Manager, Tigermoth Creative 2017 Fellow in the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program The last time you heard from me I was reflecting on my 10-week internship at Tigermoth, but now I am no longer an intern. Yes, you […]

VF Corporation Hosts OppGSO Fellows Program Breakfast

As the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program is well into the third year of planning, VF Corporation graciously hosted a breakfast at VF Jeanswear on December 15, 2017 in an effort to recruit more local businesses as partners with the 2018 program. Local business leaders attended the breakfast and were greeted by Steve Rendle, Chairman, President, and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Global Brands Group

In 2016 (class one) and 2017 (class two) of the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program, Global Brands Group hosted 10 Fellows each summer! As one of our program partners from the very beginning, today we are sharing an alumni spotlight on Fellows who interned at Global Brands Group and have converted to full-time employees, which is […]