he Microsoft Store at Scottsdale Fashion Square recently hosted a JA Job Shadow day. Among the students who participated were (l-r): Manuel Soto, Damares Juarez, Perla Bujanda and Ana Saldana, all from Gateway Early College High School. During their visit, the students found out about the “Four E’s: Educate, Excite, Engage and Empower!” Students considering a technology career can benefit from Junior Achievement’s partnership with Microsoft. Through JA Job Shadow, students learn key work-readiness skills such as leadership, teamwork and how to conduct a successful job search. The students then visit a Microsoft Store for a fun mentoring experience giving them a first-hand glimpse into the world of work and the opportunity to apply their classroom learning. Junior Achievement of Arizona reached more than 98,000 students during the 2012-2013 school year. For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, please call (480) 377-8500 or visit www.jaaz.org.
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