Meet a Few of Our Interns

Laura

Age: 17

Grade: 11

Hometown: Ontario

What do you want to be when you grow-up?
Marine Biologist or Psychiatrist
What is your dream job? (If money/practicality does not matter!)
World Traveler
Do you know what you want to study in college?
Science and English
Do you know where you want to go to college?
University of British Columbia or University of Guelph
What is the biggest misconception you think parents have about teens?
That teens do not think before we act. Everyone makes mistakes, and teens are just not yet at the full level of maturity required to make some decisions we are confronted with in our lives.
If there is one thing you could tell parents about teens what would it be?
You might think teens do not listen, but they are so distracted with other things sometimes we just do not process it the first time. Try saying it again to make sure they really understand.
What is your favorite website?
www.nylonmag.com , www.youtube.com
Least favorite thing about high school, most favorite thing about high school:
Like: Learning new things, socializing, planning my future.
Dislike: The early mornings.

Meaghan

Age: 16

Grade: 11

Hometown: Zephyrhills ,Fl

What do you want to be when you grow-up?
A teacher or journalist
What is your dream job? (If money/practicality does not matter!)
Singer
Do you know what you want to study in college?
Major in Education and Minor in jouralism
Do you know where you want to go to college?
Florida Gulf Coast University
What is the biggest misconception you think parents have about teens?
They always think that other kids are not responseable. They think that only their child id perfect.
If there is one thing you could tell parents about teens what would it be?
Teenagers like to have fun. They like to act silly with their friends, don’t try to take that away with your strict rules. That makes life not fun for them.
What is your favorite website?
Omg.yahoo.com ( I get to catch up on all the Hollywood gossip!)
Least favorite thing about high school, most favorite thing about high school:
The rude kids, Cheerleading and my friends.

Sofia

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Hometown: Westlake Village

What do you want to be when you grow-up?
A psychologist, mainly centered with clinical therapy and psychoanalytic research
What is your dream job? (If money/practicality does not matter!)
Definitely to be a psychologist and to be able to support myself.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
Psychology as my main study but I’m completely open to anything new.
Do you know where you want to go to college?
Somewhere back east, maybe Pitt University or Colorado Boulder; there are others, I just haven’t decided yet!
What is the biggest misconception you think parents have about teens?
I think that many parents always assume that teens are up to no good all of the time, that is not always the case; I can say from personal experience that my mother always thought I was up to something but I can honestly say I am the most well behaved out of all of my friends.
If there is one thing you could tell parents about teens what would it be?
Don’t judge them based on their decisions, even if they make a few bad ones, teens are just trying to figure out who they are at this point in their lives and no one in the world learns without making a few mistakes.  However, if your teen does display acts of poor judgment, don’t be afraid to give them a few pointers.
What is your favorite website?
Facebook, for sure!
Least favorite thing about high school, most favorite thing about high school:
Favorite thing: The all-over “highs school experience”, the football games and dances and making friends that I will never ever forget.
Least favorite thing: All of the people that think they’re better than you and aren’t afraid to show and tell you that; also the stresses of not only keeping up with school work, but also juggling that with family issues and maintaining a social life.

Diana

Age: 17

Grade: 11th, incoming 12th grader

Hometown: To society Los Angeles, but in my heart Guanajuato

What do you want to be when you grow-up?
I want to find a career that makes me happy and that I feel is rewarding. If I could, I would be everything, except a scientist. I want to help people educate themselves and returned the assistance that I’ve gotten from many people.
What is your dream job? (If money/practicality does not matter!)
My dream job consists of educating others while educating myself. It would have to include some traveling. I wanted to be a pastry chef but then I noticed I am a klutz, so I will just take on the finance. I would be happy as long as I don’t have to include science.
Do you know what you want to study in college?
In college I want to either study mathematics, Latin American Studies, History, Literature, or anything other than science.
Do you know where you want to go to college?
For a very long time I believed that the perfect college for me was Brown University, but now that I think about it I have many more options. Some of these are Middlebury, Wellesley, MIT, and Vassar.
What is the biggest misconception you think parents have about teens?
Parents always believe that we are doing bad deeds, whenever we aren’t in school. They always believe that we are up to no good, but they never take the time to ask.
If there is one thing you could tell parents about teens what would it be?
Parents,
You always blame us for the way we are and the way we react, but have you ever thought that we react to our surroundings?  Don’t just blame us.
What is your favorite website?
My favorite website is hulu because I can see all of my favorite shows, although it has made me into an anime obsessed individual. (I always made fun of anime lovers, why me?)
Least favorite thing about high school, most favorite thing about high school:
My least favorite thing about high school my high school, there is too much drama and not enough space for it, and it is too small to hide under a rock when you know you’ve just embarrassed yourself. My favorite thing about high school is that I’ve made many friends and that I have learned a lot from my teachers and peers.

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