Interview an innovator or entrepreneur whose work aligns to your interests. Then write an article that is published online. Promote it on your social media channels. We will guide you along the way!
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BENEFITS
Highlight your article on college applications.
Gain inspiration about careers that can help inform what you will study in college.
Learn important communication and networking skills that you can use throughout your academic and professional career.
Build your digital footprint so you are more marketable for internship and job opportunities.
Learn important communication
and networking skills that will propel your career development.
Gain inspiration about different career paths.
A flexible self-paced 8-week summer program that works for your schedule! Take part in the program wherever you are in the world (so long as you have access to the internet!). Total time to complete program will range from 12-15 hours.
June 16 – August 4
Self-paced online course: 8 short dynamic videos (5-10 minutes each) and a student workbook.
Weekly Zoom calls to answer questions, provide group coaching support and introduce you to other guest innovators, entrepreneurs and marketing experts. These optional sessions will be held at 9 am US EST and 9 pm US EST on Wednesdays. You choose which time to join that works for your schedule.
Our Slack internal communication channel allows you to interact with the course instructor and other participants while you learn an important platform that is used in the remote workplace.
We will provide you with 1-to-1 editing support and coaching on your article.
SAMPLE THE COURSE
WATCH MODULE 1
"Interviewing a senior policy adviser in New Zealand was an eye-opening experience. I gained clarity about how volunteering can play a role in career development. The conversation helped me think about how I can pursue my goal to help refugee communities in the areas of health and education."
Eric Kalisa, a Southern New Hampshire University student based in Rwanda
"The Interview an Innovator course was highly valuable. I used the experience to interview the co-founder of a major US clothing retailer. This broadened my networking, communication
and career development skills. It also gave me the confidence and knowledge as to how I can work on my professional growth during these early stages of my life. I would highly recommend this course as it brings you an exciting experience that teaches you lessons and provides you connections that you will carry for the rest of your life."
Haley Panessa, International Business Major at Rollins College
"The course experience introduced me to the importance of networking. As a high schooler, I wasn’t comfortable with reaching out to someone I didn’t know and asking them for something. What I found out as I progressed through the course, however, is that connecting with professionals is no big deal. The modules really walk you through everything that students are never taught but expected to know by the time they graduate. Through the experience, I’ve also narrowed down my career interests and am more aware about about different opportunities as a result of researching different industries and organizations."
Yejin Sohn, Perry High School
in Gilbert Arizona
THE BENEFITS OF INTERVIEWING INNOVATORS
MEET THE TEAM
Kevin Anselmo is the founder of Experiential Communications, creator of the Global Innovators Academy and the instructor of the Interview an Innovator experience.
Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD in Switzerland. Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led communications initiatives in various countries around the world.
Jason Van Sant
The Interview an Innovator course is produced by Jason Van Sant, founder of Reach Creative. Jason is a coach, strategist and producer who helps clients create compelling educational videos.
For over a decade, he has created many successful promotional videos and courses at Duke University.
Call +1-919-260-0035 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note that the course fee will increase in May.
Do you represent an organization or institution and would like your student audiences to experience the Summer Program benefits?
We would be happy to discuss running a tailored program for you. Contact email@example.com or call +1-919-260-0035.
"Kevin Anselmo (founder of Global Innovators Academy) worked with over 40 of our students based in refugee camps across five different countries, bringing everyone together to learn (and learn to love!) communications and article writing. Through the program, our students learned the nuances or interpersonal communication and a plethora of much-needed 21st century digital professional skills. All of the students in the program have gained huge traction with their published articles, with many of them securing internships after the course thanks to their increased digital footprint and newly acquired networking skills. Kevin is a fantastic coach and mentor to the students, providing thorough, thoughtful and timely feedback to each student’s work. He altered his curriculum to meet our students’ unique needs and went above and beyond our set scope of work to help students publish additional articles even after the course was complete. I highly recommend this program!" - Nadia Asmal, Associate Director of Livelihoods & Advocacy for the Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University