posts tagged with Education

Making INROADS at FedEx

INROADS-logo.jpg INROADS is a non-profit organization designed to provide paid internships for excelling, diverse undergraduate students. The program is structured so that the selected students intern each summer during their undergraduate career at the same corporation to acquire the skills and support that they need to be successful in management after graduation. The students work closely with an advisor from INROADS and a corporate mentor at the company for which they are interning to learn and grow. After graduation, INROADS students are fully prepared to enter the workforce, and many of the students continue to work for the company they interned for during their INROADS program. And this is where FedEx becomes involved.

VIDEO: Delivering Education with Teach for America

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.44.34 PM.png For the past seven years, FedEx has supported Teach for America and their commitment to provide students of diverse backgrounds with educational opportunities that will reward them and their communities for a lifetime.

I recently spent the morning in a ninth grade classroom at Arlington High School in Indianapolis as part of “Teach for America” week. That visit had special meaning for me. My son Johnny, who recently graduated from Rhodes College, is joining the TFA corps and will begin teaching in Memphis this fall. We both share a passion for learning and the belief that every child deserves the same opportunity for achievement and advancement through education...

Report: EMBARQ Brazil’s FedEx Fellow 2.5 Years Later

Magdala Satt Arioli_EMBARQ Brazil-sq.jpg This is the first in a series of three guest blog posts from FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellows. This month we will hear from Magdala Satt Arioli from EMBARQ Brazil.

In November of 2011 I had the unique opportunity to be immersed in the FedEx “world”. As a FedEx-EMBARQ Transportation Fellow I received training in different areas of knowledge such as leadership, vehicles and fuel technologies, and asset management among other topics. The Fellowship program was a great experience that provided great depth of knowledge in many technical areas and helped develop and strengthen relationships between EMBARQ and FedEx staff.

Because I participated in the FedEx-EMBARQ Fellowship program, when I returned to Brazil I was selected to work on the Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles Program (SUTFV). This is a research program that aims to develop practical tools to help cities make informed decisions about their vehicles and fuels selection...

FedEx Trucks, Honking Horns and 900 students - FedEx Delivers Careers on Wheels to Snyder Elementary

IMG_0814.JPG_.jpeg What do you get when you put 900 students and several big FedEx trucks together? A lot of fun and lessons about the transportation industry.

As a pickup and delivery manager for FedEx Ground in Las Vegas, I have the opportunity to support many community projects. So, when Snyder Elementary asked FedEx to be part of its Careers on Wheels day, we were ready to make an important delivery: education.

Here's to the Tinkerers - FedEx and FIRST Robotics

GR9A4623_ag3.jpg Do you know a tinkerer? There are a few definitions of this term and some are not so positive. My definition of a tinkerer is a future innovator – someone who is passionate, creative and committed to solving problems and helping others.

When inventor Dean Kamen was a kid, he tinkered with things in his garage. He would spend hours taking things apart, putting them back together, taking them part again and reconfiguring them. Over the years, this intensive tinkering led Dean to explore and invent devices such as the first drug infusion pump, a robotic arm for disabled veterans and an all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBot.

Perhaps the tinkerer or innovator you know is the kid who lives in your neighborhood or your own child?...