posts tagged with Students

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

junioracheivement.jpg Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.

This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia.

Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay: Tips from the FedEx Design Team

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The Global Citizenship team has supported the Memphis Challenge program for several years through charitable giving. Team members used their knowledge and skills as writers to assist Memphis-area high school seniors who are a part of this program. Informally known as the “FedEx Design Team,” those team members have conducted an annual workshop since 2007 on “How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay.”

Building the Future in emerging Vietnam

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In the misty mornings in the remote mountains in northern Vietnam, a young boy walks past his village through a field to an isolated building built by FedEx. He does not drop off a package. Instead, he drops into a classroom with other students to learn about the world around him.

Back-to-School Season Could Signal Holiday Retail Strength

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While summer break may be too short for many students, the end of summer is a welcome change for retailers eager to learn whether students “hitting the books” will result in more parents hitting the store aisles. In line with a general slowdown that occurs during the restful summer months, economic activity also feels a “summer pause,” a “quiet” that can be as loud and jarring as fingers on a chalkboard for many retailers. Fortunately for them, the early back-to-school predictions could mean good marks in their future sales logs.

FIRST Robotics/The New Cool

We are investing in the future in a big way with sponsorship of FIRST Robotics program at FedEx. For the past ten years, FedEx has been supporting the teams across the nation and world with donated shipping. It is the second largest charitable shipping program which we sponsor.

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The founder, Dean Kamen, is an entrepreneur and inventor striving to make a difference in the future of our country. Our Vision: "...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." Dean Kamen, Founder.