“After I received the Dream Award ...
• I was chosen by the Mercer University campus chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers to attend the 2020 NSBE National Conference in San Antonio.
• I received a 2020 summer internship from the Warner Robins Air Force Base as a Computer Scientist, as well as a full time job offer from them at the end of my internship.
• I was elected as the Senator and Professional Development Chair of our campus chapter of NSBE for the 2020-2021 year, and as the Secretary and Treasurer for the Mercer Women’s Club Basketball Team for the 2020-2021 year
• After my May 2021 graduation from Mercer University, I accepted the full time offer from Warner Robins Air Force Base as a Computer Scientist and started working there in July of 2021. I currently still work there and I am now studying to obtain a CompTIA Security+ Certification.”
(We were fortunate enough to welcome Jacoby to our 2022 Dreams to Success Celebration, where he spoke to our newest Scholars and shared his advice. Watch here!)
“I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in May 2021! I was on the island working all summer and just moved back to Fargo, where I am working and in the process of job searching for a GIS analyst position.”
“[I’m] so appreciative of the Dream Award for helping me achieve my dreams! I received my bachelors of science in nursing with minors in leadership and public service, human development and family science, and multicultural studies.
“After graduating, I passed my certification board exam to become a registered nurse, and I am currently employed at a hospital in my hometown on a labor and delivery unit/postpartum unit as a new graduate!
“I’ve been working as an RN for a year now and I have accommodated well while working in a pandemic! I was even nominated by patients to receive a Daisy Award for outstanding nurses. I love every bit of what I do!”
“The Dream Award I received in 2019 allowed me to complete undergraduate studies at Boston University with no student debt—and having no student debt encouraged me to apply to grad school, where I am attending the University of Southern California.
“I’ve just completed my first semester at USC School of Cinematic Arts, and it’s been one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences of my life as a writer. I’m excited to continue my studies, and hopefully apply to internships and workshops.”
“Since receiving the Dream Award, I have graduated from Dartmouth College and am finishing my Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. During my last year at Dartmouth, I was awarded a Dartmouth Legacy Award and a President's Leadership Award. While in graduate school, I have had the opportunity to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant for a course on the causes and consequences of inequality, a topic I am passionate about.
“I was selected by the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation as one of 30 up-and-coming GEOINT-er and to participate in their Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. And most recently, I was invited by the State Department to participate in the Summit for Democracy. I am currently writing a graduate thesis titled "Getting the United States Ahead of the Humanitarian Crisis Curve" which explores an anticipatory humanitarian agenda for the US government.
“I was also awarded a Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship from the US Department of State in 2020 and will be joining the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 2022 after graduation. I am thrilled to be embarking on the public service career I have always dreamed of. I believe now, more than ever, a strong diplomatic corps is critical to US and global security and prosperity, and I am honored to be a part of it.”
I am in the final semester of my nursing school/college! Prior to the pandemic, I had accepted a position at [my local] hospital to work as a phlebotomist, and I continued with this job for about three years even during Covid.
“While in nursing school I focused on gaining as much job experience as possible prior to graduation. My classmates and I have done practicum on Medical-Surgical floors, using our knowledge and skills in helping nurses develop strategies for health promotion and risk reduction through individualized patient teaching.
“I [also] worked with a non-profit organization, Shawnee County Health Agency, which provides medical coverage through grants and donations. Working together with a colleague our main role was to revamp their company website and so far it has increased user visitation by 45%!
“The biggest freedom the scholarship has given me is that it allowed me to focus all of my attention on school and it has taken such a burden off my shoulders in finding resources to continue with college. If it weren't for the scholarship I would have struggled to support my schooling especially during the middle of the pandemic when a lot of people were laid off from jobs.”
“In May of 2021, I graduated from Colorado College in Molecular Biology cum laude, with minors in Chinese and Chemistry. I am currently a NIH PREP scholar at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). URMC-PREP is a post-baccalaureate program that prepares students from underrepresented backgrounds for graduate school.
“I have applied to doctoral programs this past fall, and am in the process of preparing for interviews in hopes to enter a PhD program to further my research in molecular biology and drug discovery.
“During my senior year of undergraduate education, I had a few accomplishments! I was a Fulbright semifinalist, and I was also a Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship recipient to my study abroad program in China. I also really enjoyed creating COVID-19 infographics with my team members during the summer of 2020. We collaborated with student journalists at Colorado College to convey to a diverse audience how COVID has impacted higher education.”
“In the spring of 2021 I graduated with my B.S in speech language pathology. The Dream Award allowed me to focus on my studies and interests (conducting undergraduate research), which led to me graduating summa cum laude and as an outstanding senior of my department.
“I accepted a graduate assistantship at the same university (University of Tulsa) for a master's program in speech language pathology. I started that in the fall of 2021 and my expected graduation is May 2023. Right now I'm busy with clinicals, conducting more research and a full time course load, as well as my graduate assistantship duties.
“In the future I hope to either continue research on people who are bilingual and have an acquired communication disorder, and/or work with this population in a clinical setting.”
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Create one popup that has the image, text format, animations, and interactions you want each personal profile popup to have. Copy and paste the popup and change the names of the pasted popup folders in the layers panel. Next, edit the text and replace the images in each popup folder. Once completed, each popup will have unique content but a consistent format. This is more efficient than making each popup from scratch.
Hover interactions allow you to reveal or hide folders, objects, or groups when the user hovers their mouse over your specified trigger.
In this template, when the user hovers over an image an opaque shape appears over the image. This hover interaction communicates that an additional interaction will be triggered when the user clicks on the image.
A team profile section can provide insightful information about individuals and their roles within a team or company.
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To add a hover interaction, draw a hotspot over the area you want the user to hover. Select the hotspot and navigate to the Interaction tab in the Inspector Panel. Select “hover” as your trigger and specify the action, which can be: show, hide, show and stay visible, or hide and stay hidden. Finally, choose the folder, object, or group you want to reveal or hide.