Fernanda Arcaraz – Chestatee High Class of 2014
Fernanda shared her experiences since graduating and completing HMP!
Fernanda graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech in May 2018. She went on to complete a Masters of Science Degree in Economics from Georgia Tech in May 2019. She started working at NCR in May 2018 as a full-time intern over the summer and stayed on as a part-time intern while she did graduate school. In July 2019, Fernanda officially started full time at NCR and now she is a Senior Analyst in the financial technology division! She absolutely LOVES the culture, her team, her job, and the beautiful office building right in the heart of Midtown!
She feels she has a lot to be thankful for with everyone that helped her reach this point in life, but HMP was the first step in opening doors on her professional journey.
Way to make your mark on the world Fernanda!
Meganne Jackson – West Hall High Class of 2014
Meganne shared her thoughts on her experiences in Honors Mentorship…First off, let me start out by saying that the Honors Mentorship Program was one of the most beneficial classes in high school for starting my career. I spent my senior year dual enrolled at the University of North Georgia full time. The only class I was still enrolled in at West Hall High my senior year was my HMP course. This program allows the flexibility of forming your own schedule while learning valuable skills toward your future career. I completed a full year of college credits during the dual enrollment program and worked with a local urgent care facility for my mentorship study. I was granted the opportunity to work closely with an experienced Registered Nurse at the clinic and discovered I wanted to continue my education at the University of North Georgia in the nursing program. I loved every opportunity HMP offered me. The clinical time is reasonable, and the assignments are extremely career driven. I used the HMP program on my application to the university and eventually the application into the nursing program. This type of experience is greatly recognized by competitive programs in college. I am now an Operating Room RN for Northside Hospital. I know that I can seriously attribute my success and knowledge to starting the Honors Mentorship Program.
Way to make your mark on the world Meganne!
Congratulations to former HMP student, Sally Justus, who was featured in The Times recently. Sally mentored with Dr. Syed Shamshi and his colleagues in the cardiac field of healthcare while participating in the program. Sally graduated from Harvard University in 2015. Take a look at the wonderful article by The Times to see what Sally’s next step will be! The Times Article