Press Release: DaVinci Body Sculpting Offers $2500 Scholarship to Women in STEM Fields

DaVinci Body Sculpting Offers $2500 Scholarship to Women in STEM Fields

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Houston, TX – DaVinci Body Sculpting is pleased to announce it is offering a scholarship to women studying in STEM fields.

The scholarship, worth $2500 USD, is specifically designed to support women who have a passion for science and technology.  Women studying in any science program are eligible to apply, as the company believes women in STEM programs often go underappreciated for their accomplishments.

“Our team at DaVinci Body Sculpting has a great passion for science and technology and we are always inspired by women who develop new techniques and inventions,” says John Bergeron, one of DaVinci’s co-founding members.  “Over the years, we have found women are often part of the aesthetics narrative, but are often not highlighted in their incredible contributions.  We want to change that.”

To be eligible for the DaVinci scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled, or will be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester
  • Be majoring, or have a general interest, in STEM
  • Write a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay
  • Provide proof of enrollment and general application information
  • Agree to permit DaVinci Body Sculpting to announce their name (if chosen as the winner) via social media and website platforms

The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2019, with the winner being selected and notified via email by May 15th, 2019.

DaVinci Body Sculpting was founded by Dr. John Bergeron and his wife, Lori Lemon Bergeron.  Dr. Bergeron is a cosmetic surgeon specializing in liposuction, and is one of the most requested surgeons in the Houston area.  Lori is a highly trained and certified clinician who performs the company’s only service – CoolSculpting.

For more information about the DaVinci Body Sculpting scholarship, and the application process, please visit their website at https://davincibody.com/scholarship/.

Guest Post: 3 Tips For Finding Your Career Passion And Running With It

3 Tips For Finding Your Career Passion And Running With It

Abby Sutton didn’t know it yet, but her career plans were fated to veer off in a new direction the moment she signed up for a college class in Russian fairy tales.

“It was a random thing,” says Sutton, who is now an account strategist for Google.

She was a pre-med major at the University of Pittsburgh, but the fairy tales course sounded interesting enough to round out her class schedule as an elective. One day in the class fairy tales took a backseat as someone made a presentation about College Works Painting (www.collegeworks.com), an internship program that provides practical business experience for college students.

Sutton was intrigued.

“I realized this could help make my medical school application different from everyone else’s,” she says. “I would have a better chance of getting into med school.”

She signed on and soon the undergraduate student was learning to run her own business, and managing a crew painting houses in Pittsburgh neighborhoods. She learned to sell her services to homeowners, plan a budget, estimate expenses, and hire and manage employees. It was such a life-changing experience that Sutton switched her major to business administration, happily giving up her plans to become a doctor.

“What we try to do is give students a truly entrepreneurial experience,” says Matt Stewart, co-CEO of College Works Painting. “For employers, the most impressive recent college graduates are those who are both ambitious and have a proven track record through hands-on leadership experiences.”

Based on her College Works Painting experience, Sutton offers a few career tips for college students and for young adults just getting started in the workforce:

  • Be open to alternatives. College students often are just 18 years old when they choose a major and begin mapping out their careers.  But those decisions are based on limited life experiences, so students should never close the door to other possibilities, Sutton says.
  • Make the most of every minute. Time management is critical for any job and something many college students and young professionals struggle with. Sutton says she learned to make good use of what others might consider downtime. She even scheduled business phone calls during her 10-minute class changes at college. “You learn not to waste any seconds in a day,” Sutton says.
  • Don’t underestimate yourself. Sutton was 20 when College Works handed her the responsibility of being a district manager overseeing other interns, which meant she would mentor people her own age – or in some cases several years older. That was daunting – but not for long. “I was more worried going into it, but I came to realize their age didn’t matter,” she says. “A lot of times they had more respect for me because of it. I would be talking to a 26-year-old guy who would be blown away that this was a 20-year-old girl doing this. They wanted to figure out what they could be doing differently so they could be in that spot.”

Sutton’s medical school plans and those Russian fairy tales are just memories now, but the College Works Painting experience still influences her every day.

“It was the best decision I’ve made and it changed the course of my life,” Sutton says. “I realized how much I loved sales and business. If I hadn’t done that I would be miserable reading science books right now.”

About College Works Painting

College Works Painting (www.collegeworks.com), founded in 1993, provides real-world business experience for thousands of college students each year. The award-winning internship program also offers high-quality house-painting services for homeowners. The company operates in more than 35 states, hires more than 2,000 students each year, and paints more than 10,000 homes annually.

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Book Review: SUCCESS SKILLS: For High School, College, and Career by Cary J. Green, PhD.

SUCCESS SKILLS: For High School, College, and Career by Cary J. Green, PhD.

Many of us older folks start stories by saying, “If I’d known then what I know now.” For high school seniors and others who are getting ready to start a college career, SUCCESS SKILLS: For High School, College, and Career by Cary J. Green, PhD. is a way to know now what us older people wish we had known when we were going to college.

By now most high school seniors have determined where they want to go to college and what they want to study. This book will actually help these young people obtain their goals.

This book really should be given to any high school senior you know because it can help them know what they don’t know, before they know they don’t know it.

Success Skills is well-written and very well-researched. The author gives students a lot of great information regarding how to take a test and how to prioritize what they study. We give it all five stars.

Potential college students will want to read and re-read their copy many times over. Make SUCCESS SKILLS: For High School, College, and Career by Cary J. Green, PhD. the gift you give to the graduating seniors you buy gifts for this year and every year.

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Book Review: Unplowed Ground: Cultivating the soil of your challenging child’s heart by Lee Anne Cooper

Unplowed Ground: Cultivating the soil of your challenging child’s heart by Lee Anne Cooper

Unplowed Ground is meant to be a workbook to accompany a series of video lessons aimed to help foster and newly adoptive parents help challenged children.

The workbook is helpful in reinforcing the message from each video.

It is what it is. If you like the idea of having blanks to fill in to assist you in remembering the message, then this is a great tool.

However, if you hate the idea of simple fill-in-the-blanks and would rather have a fork driven through your hand than to have to deal with them, then this workbook isn’t for you.

Unplowed Ground is designed to be a tool to help the viewer remember the key takeaways from the video. It accomplishes that goal. If this is what you need, then buy the workbook.

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