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FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Naoka Gunawardena

Dec 05, 2016 Written by Naoka Gunawardena FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST®Alum Naoka Gunawardena from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3504; Girls of Steel from Pittsburgh, PA. 

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Holladay

Nov 07, 2016 Written by Rachel Holladay, FIRST Alum

We caught up with FIRST® Alumna and Dean’s List Award Winner Rachel Holladay from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1912; Team Combustion from Slidell, LA.


FIRST Alumni Spotlight: Milka Piszczek

Oct 11, 2016 Written by Milka Piszczek, FIRST Alum

Milka Piszczek is currently attending MIT and studying 6-7 Computer Science and Molecular Biology; before that she was a FIRST VISTA in Maryland from 2014-2015.

Guest Blog: LinkedIn profiles for high school students

May 05, 2016 Written by FIRST Alumna Callie Carbajal

FIRST Alumna Callie Carbajal shares her advice on how to create a LinkedIn Profile as a FIRST Participant

FIRST Scholarship Provider: Kettering University

Jan 06, 2016 Written by Kettering University

Kettering University student Harrison Ford ‘16 was one of 11 individuals appointed to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s MiSTEM Advisory Council on December 23, 2015.

4 Best Websites for College Graduates Seeking Jobs

Dec 18, 2015

Don't be mistaken--looking for a job is a full-time job in and of itself. It's not a task you can juggle between watching TV, napping, and hanging out with friends. If you're serious about landing a good job, you need to dedicate hours each day to the search. The good news is that the following sites have consolidated a lot of the information you need... read more at Inc. 

Ever thought about becoming an astronaut?

Dec 04, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST Alumna and NASA Intern Kirsi Kuutti has some tips if you're considering applying!​

Astronauts are unavoidable in your daily work at Johnson Space Center. They are on the phone talking about flight plans as you try to pass on a bicycle, in meetings about future missions as you doodle on a note pad, and in front of you in line at the cafeteria as you wait to get chicken tacos. Us interns have had many opportunities to attend lectures put on by astronauts and attempt to squeeze every tidbit out about becoming an astronaut too.