Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Forbes Online: LHS ISM Alumni Enters NYU Entrepreneurship Challenge

Gurkuran Gulati is currently a Freshman at NYU.  He is also the Founder and CEO of Yapster.  He was recently featured in FORBES Online.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Professionals Share Career and Life Advice with Students

ISM Students practice with local professionals at the annual Frisco ISD Business Symposium.

“Project confidence. Be aware of your body language,” Matt Pirtle instructed. “Relax and don’t forget to smile.”
That was the message recently as the teacher directed juniors and seniors into rooms of waiting business and community leaders. 
Liberty High School student Kovan Barzani took a seat across from restaurant owner Todd Metten.
“My biggest strength is teamwork,” the senior said. “I don’t think you can get anywhere unless you can communicate with others.”
The mock interview kicked off a series of student rotations at the Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium. The Independent Study and Mentorship Program, or ISM, prepares students from all six District high schools for success in college and career.
“I’ve always known what I wanted to do,” Barzani told Metten...  (click to continue reading >>)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Frisco Online - Business Symposium

Business Professionals Share Career and Life Advice with Students

Frisco ISD hosted approximately 100 business professionals on September 28 for the Independent Study and Mentorship Program (ISM) Business Symposium. The professionals volunteered their time to offer feedback and advice to more than 160 juniors and seniors involved in the program.

ISM students go through a selection and application process and must be chosen to participate in this exciting, rigorous elective. Students select topics of study, conduct informational interviews with professionals in their chosen field and then choose a mentor in those areas of study.... (Continue Reading >>)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Alumni Starts Company: Swarm Books

After graduating from Liberty, fromer ISM student, Andrew Hsu went off to study Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.  While attending college, he decided to start his own business to make some extra cash.  Now, this small little venture has taken off.

Check out Andrew's business, Swarm Books