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NOVEMBER <strong>2016</strong><br />

Morgan Stanley<br />

Finance Center<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Alumni Features<br />

Message from the<br />

National Director<br />


Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month<br />



THE<br />


FOLLOW US!<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Inc.<br />

@<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Inc.<br />


A letter to you from<br />

National Director, Seddrick T. Hill, Sr.<br />

Greetings <strong>INROADS</strong> Alumni and Friends:<br />

Thanks to you, the office of Alumni Engagement is a busy<br />

place these days! Here’s a quick recap:<br />

The alumni database is filling up. Your response to my<br />

request for help improving our reachable internal alumni<br />

data has resulted in more than 5,000 updates. Your eachone-reach-one<br />

effort is going a long way in helping us<br />

materialize Frank Carr’s vision.<br />

We can help with internships. Interested in sponsoring<br />

an <strong>INROADS</strong> intern? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to<br />

me. Interested in creating an internship where one doesn’t<br />

exist? I can get you the information you need to reach out<br />

to business, HR and/or diversity representatives in your<br />

company, community or network with funding to sponsor<br />

an intern.<br />

Hot Prospects reduce ramp up. Need someone with a little more experience or coursework?<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Hot Prospects are out of school and Day-1 ready.<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> PROS offers opportunity and advantage. <strong>INROADS</strong> PROS, an alumni<br />

community website, offers a host of opportunities in a wide variety of careers and locations.<br />

As an INROADer, you have a competitive advantage. Submit your application. Put “<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Alumni” on your resume, LinkedIn profiles, bios and other social media outlets. Get your<br />

company to post job openings.<br />

Save on insurance. As an affiliate of <strong>INROADS</strong>, you could receive exclusive savings on auto and<br />

home insurance from Liberty Mutual. For a free quote, call 800-524-9400 or visit libertymutual.<br />

com/<strong>INROADS</strong> and use Client # 7808.<br />

As always, it’s a tremendous privilege to serve the alumni of this great organization. Thanks for<br />

supporting the office of Alumni Engagement, thanks for upholding <strong>INROADS</strong>’ mission. Feel free<br />

to contact me at shill@<strong>INROADS</strong>.org or 404-414-6645 if I can be of service to you or your<br />

Alumni Chapter.<br />


<strong>INROADS</strong> Elects New Chairman of<br />

National Board of Directors<br />

ST. LOUIS, MO, <strong>November</strong> 2, <strong>2016</strong> — <strong>INROADS</strong>, Inc., a nonprofit<br />

focused on development and career preparation for<br />

talented, underserved youth, is pleased to announce the<br />

appointment of Barron M. Witherspoon, Sr., Vice President<br />

of Corporate Industry Affairs for The Procter & Gamble<br />

Company to chairman of the National Board of Directors.<br />

“I’m honored to assume this position and have the<br />

opportunity to serve such an impactful organization in<br />

its continued pursuit of its mission,” said Mr. Witherspoon.<br />

“<strong>INROADS</strong> has been transforming lives for more than 40<br />

years. We need to begin the next 40 years with urgent focus<br />

on our two-pronged approach of fund development and<br />

program development, creating a virtuous cycle where one<br />

feeds the other.”<br />

Since joining the <strong>INROADS</strong> Board of Directors in 2009, Mr.<br />

Witherspoon has served as Vice-chairman of the Board<br />

and chairman of the Development Committee. “As a member of the development committee<br />

for more than two years, Barron knows the importance of ensuring the necessary support<br />

for program innovation,” said Forest Harper, <strong>INROADS</strong> President and CEO. “I look forward to<br />

him bringing that insight – along with his expertise in customer relations and organizational<br />

leadership – to this new leadership role.”<br />

Witherspoon’s 30-year history in consumer packaged goods (CPG) at P&G began in field<br />

advertising and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in customer business<br />

development across multiple categories, customers and global regions. In his current position,<br />

he is responsible for influencing external thought leaders and shaping the CPG industry to<br />

maximize P&G’s value. In his previous role as vice president of Global Operations for Strategic<br />

Revenue and Pricing, he developed P&G’s revenue strategy playbook and taught over 300<br />

general managers and Brand Builders to develop and execute revenue growth strategies.<br />

Prior to that, Mr. Witherspoon served as sales VP for Asia, responsible for all of P&G’s customerfacing<br />

operations in ASEAN (Southeast Asia), Australasia, India and Korea. Based in Singapore,<br />

he grew P&G’s business in a trading environment of over 7 million retail outlets — the highest<br />

store concentration in the world. His region served a third of the world’s consumers and included<br />

revenue of $3 billion. Barron also led P&G’s $5 billion global Paper Business with Walmart, the<br />

company’s largest customer.<br />

A published author and accomplished public speaker, Mr. Witherspoon was also an eminent<br />

scholar and college exchange student in Konstanz, Germany. He has earned degrees in<br />

education from Brevard College and in economics from Tuskegee University. He is a licensed,<br />

ordained minister and has held numerous board positions for civic and industry organizations.

<strong>INROADS</strong> MATCHING<br />


Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? If so, you can double your charitable contribution to<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong>. And if your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, you can grow your contribution<br />

further. A single donation would effectively be tripled. Here’s how it works:<br />

1. You or your spouse/partner make a donation to <strong>INROADS</strong>.<br />

2. Donors check to see if their employers match donations.<br />

3. Donors submit a matching gift request, electronically or using a paper<br />

form, to their employer.<br />

4. <strong>INROADS</strong> confirms with the employer that a donation was made.<br />

5. The employer sends a check to <strong>INROADS</strong>.<br />

Information on how to submit the paperwork to secure a matching gift is usually on a company’s website or<br />

in the human resources office. The process is simple, yet the impact is huge. Your support will help talented<br />

underserved youth — often minority and first-generation college students — complete high school and<br />

college and build successful careers by providing mission-driven leadership and development training,<br />

coaching and mentoring programs. Together, we can continue to impact underserved youth.<br />

NOW<br />


Tap<br />

into<br />

YOu<br />

Connect<br />

with<br />

Thank you for Connecting with Deloitte at our<br />

October even in New York City.<br />

We enjoyed seeing all of our alumni in the<br />

place for the evening.<br />

Make sure you stay in<br />

touch with us by visiting<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong>.org<br />

for our upcoming events.


Thank you message<br />

Buenos Días!<br />

On behalf of <strong>INROADS</strong>, we want to thank you for celebrating the kick-off of<br />

Hispanic Heritage Month with us at our 4th annual VISIONES event on September<br />

16. We hope you enjoyed a beautiful evening filled with Latin inspired flair along<br />

with the breathtaking views overlooking the city of Atlanta from the rooftop<br />

of Ponce City Market. As you know, this annual event allows us to further the<br />

awareness of our organization within the Hispanic community while also raising<br />

funds to support educational opportunities for Latino students. Your support of<br />

this event has and will continue to make a profound impact on the personal and<br />

professional development of the many talented students we serve.<br />

Missed the Opportunity to Give?<br />

Your corporate or individual gift will provide academic scholarships for Latino<br />

students who are participating in the <strong>INROADS</strong> Leadership Development<br />

Program. Visit <strong>INROADS</strong>.org/southeastgiving to make a contribution or send a<br />

check payable to <strong>INROADS</strong> VISIONES.


VISIONES100 is a group of 100 plus corporate and philanthropic leaders committed to providing academic<br />

scholarships for Latino students in the <strong>INROADS</strong> Leadership Development Program. The goal of VISIONES100,<br />

over the next 12 months, is to raise $100,000 in scholarships for students.<br />

Please join VISIONES100.<br />

*Individuals or groups who pledge at the Patron member level before August 31, 2017 will be listed as a Founding Member.<br />


Commitment: $1,500 or above<br />

Payable either as a one-time gift or three consecutive annual gifts of $500 each.<br />


• Listed as a Lifetime Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Guaranteed admission, with purchase of tickets, to premier Annual VISIONES Gala Dinner and Party<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $1,000 – $1,499<br />


• Listed as an Advocate Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Guaranteed admission, with purchase of tickets, to premier Annual VISIONES Gala Dinner and Party<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $500 – $999<br />


• Listed as a Donor Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $250 – $499<br />


• Listed as a Patron Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Newsletter<br />

• Lapel pin<br />

Annual gifts will be made payable to <strong>INROADS</strong> VISIONES Scholarship Fund. These gifts may be tax-deductible and will provide<br />

scholarships for Latino students.<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong>, INC. · 10 South Broadway, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63102–1729 · <strong>INROADS</strong>.org · (314) 655-1543


VISIONES100 is a group of 100 plus corporate and philanthropic leaders<br />

committed to providing academic scholarships for Latino students in the<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Leadership Development Program. The goal of VISIONES100,<br />

over the next 12 months, is to raise $100,000 in scholarships for students.<br />

Yes! I want to join VISIONES100.<br />

*Individuals or groups who pledge at the Patron member level before August 31, 2017 will be<br />

listed as a Founding Member.<br />


Commitment: $1,500 or above<br />

Payable either as a one-time gift or three consecutive annual gifts of $500 each.<br />


• Listed as a Lifetime Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Guaranteed admission, with purchase of tickets, to premier Annual VISIONES Gala Dinner and Party<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $1,000 – $1,499<br />


• Listed as an Advocate Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Guaranteed admission, with purchase of tickets, to premier Annual VISIONES Gala Dinner and Party<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $500 – $999<br />


• Listed as a Donor Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Invitations to general and premier events<br />

• Newsletters and other publications<br />

• Lapel pin<br />


Commitment: $250 – $499<br />


• Listed as a Patron Founding Member of VISIONES100<br />

• Newsletter<br />

• Lapel pin<br />

Annual gifts will be made payable to <strong>INROADS</strong> VISIONES Scholarship Fund. These gifts may<br />

be tax-deductible and will provide scholarships for Latino students.<br />



Monthly Sustainer<br />

$_____________ each month<br />

One-time Contribution<br />

$_____________<br />

Response Form<br />

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Title ____________________________________<br />

Company ________________________________<br />

Street ___________________________________<br />

City/State/Zip_____________________________<br />

Phone (include area code) _________________<br />

Email ___________________________________<br />

Contact Name (if different than above)<br />

________________________________________<br />

Payment<br />

A check for $_________ is<br />

enclosed will follow (indicate)<br />

Make checks payable to: <strong>INROADS</strong> VISIONES<br />

Please charge $_________ to my (check one)<br />

Master Card Visa American Express<br />

Name on Credit Card ______________________<br />

Account # _______________________________<br />

3 or 4-digit Security Code __________________<br />

Exp. Date ________________________________<br />

Signature ________________________________<br />

If you’re making a pledge today, fill out your contact<br />

information so that we may contact you regarding how<br />

you would like to fulfill your pledge.<br />

If you’re writing a check today, please make your check<br />

payable to <strong>INROADS</strong> VISIONES.<br />

Questions? Contact Myrna Garcia at (404) 480-3941<br />

x74211. Please complete this form and place it in one<br />

of the envelopes provided.<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org/VISIONES<br />


<strong>INROADS</strong>, INC. · 10 South Broadway, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63102–1729 · <strong>INROADS</strong>.org · (314) 655-1543


We just want to say<br />


to all of our alumni that came out to The<br />

Duce in October for our mixer.<br />

We hope you enjoyed the evening and got<br />

a chance to meet some new connections.<br />

Find out more about new events coming up at www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org.



Thanks to all of our alumni who came out to<br />

our Charlotte Mixer last month. We had a<br />

great time mingling for the evening.<br />

We want to stay in touch with you,<br />

so make sure you visit<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org for upcoming events.<br />

Thursday October 20<br />

6:00-9:00p.m.<br />



<strong>INROADS</strong> Presents<br />

POWER<br />


Thank you for attending The Power Of Your Network Event presented by Wells Fargo Advisors and<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> on Tuesday, September 13th. Through the <strong>INROADS</strong> process, more than 27,000 individuals<br />

have entered the workforce prepared to begin successful careers and contribute their talents to our<br />

economy. By partnering with Thank distinguished you companies for attending!<br />

such as Wells Fargo Advisors, <strong>INROADS</strong>’ Alumni<br />

are able to tap into tremendous job opportunities to further them along their career path. We truly<br />

believe in The Power of Our Network and the impact it can have on your personal and<br />

professional success.<br />

TEKsystems and <strong>INROADS</strong> thanks each person<br />

who attended We hope you enjoyed the Power the powerful of panel Your discussion Network and the evening event. It<br />

while having the opportunity to engage with fellow leaders.<br />

was a success because of you.<br />

Again, thank you for your continued support and<br />

we look forward to seeing you at our next event!<br />

Want more opportunities to connect with<br />

business professionals and industries?<br />

We would Register love to hear for your <strong>INROADS</strong> feedback and thoughts Pros on at the event!<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org/alumni.<br />

Interested in Wells Fargo Advisors Opportunities? Visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers<br />

Please take the opportunity to complete our survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/wellsfargocultivation<br />



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The Frank C. Carr National Day of Service promotes awareness, volunteerism and stewardship from coast to<br />

coast. This national initiative is one of the largest of its type, engaging students from more than 300 colleges and<br />

universities nationwide who are Interns with more than 200 <strong>INROADS</strong> Corporate and Government Partners.



The Frank C. Carr National Day of Service promotes awareness, volunteerism and stewardship from<br />

coast to coast. This national initiative is one of the largest of its type, engaging students from more than<br />

300 colleges and universities nationwide who are Interns with more than 200 <strong>INROADS</strong> Corporate and<br />

Government Partners.<br />

The National Day of Service provides a myriad of opportunities for leadership engagement to include<br />

cleaning up neglected communities, feeding the homeless, mentoring and tutoring youth, senior<br />

citizen outreach and much more. This year, <strong>INROADS</strong> partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of<br />

America for the National Day of Service activities.<br />

Frank Carr was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech,<br />

making community outreach a top priority in relation to the founding mission.<br />



On behalf of the Great Lakes Region and the entire <strong>INROADS</strong> organization, I would like to<br />

THANK YOU for your support and the dedication of all the volunteers that joined us for our<br />

signature professional and leadership development summer training sessions. We could<br />

not have brought this to over 120 participants — interning at over 35 corporate partners<br />

and individually representing 56 colleges and universities, 2 high schools and 1 community<br />

partnership (Common Ground Foundation) — without all the hard work and passion you<br />

brought to the two-day event!<br />

Special thanks again to Aurora Healthcare, Badger Meter Foundation, Colgate Palmolive Co.,<br />

Deloitte, Enterforce, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Froedtert & the Medical Colleges of<br />

Wisconsin, KPMG, Microsoft, Nieto Advisory LLC, Nissan, Rockwell Automation, Rush University<br />

Medical Center, We Energies and Wells Fargo & Co. for sponsoring this event.<br />

Thanks to Colgate Palmolive for a fantastic and engaging case competition on Saturday!<br />

Thanks to our facilitators: Ken Barraza, Rasheed Alhi Cromwell, Zuleemah Edwards, Brianna<br />

Feole, Marshanell Ferguson, Cedric McCay, Angelica Calderon, Yolanda Ross-Davis, Sabrina<br />

Austin-Edouard, Calvin Bruce, Nigel Bruce, Lindsey Buckheit, Jese Caple, Mark Davis, Meredith<br />

Glansberg, Alexis Guevara, Bob Haley, Crystal Hill, Clarissa Hill, Chad Riley and Candace<br />

Washington.<br />

Learning Summit pictures can be found in the <strong>INROADS</strong> Great Lakes Facebook Group.<br />

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to me<br />

or anyone on the <strong>INROADS</strong> team.<br />

We are looking forward to partnering with you again!<br />

Jose J. Alvarado<br />

Manager – Great Lakes Region


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Student Testimonial by Victor (Alex) Villanueva<br />

“I wanted to reach out and say thank you [Mr. Harper] for taking an hour out of your day to sit<br />

down and speak with me. The power of relationships and mentoring is a very integral part of<br />

my life story, which is something that I have grown an appreciation dearly throughout my time<br />

with <strong>INROADS</strong>. Being able to hear your personal stories about your Uncle Walter Crenshaw being<br />

106 years old and wanting to continue to “get another ladder to bring up another President<br />

Obama” and prepare the world for America’s next great leader was truly inspirational! As I draw<br />

nearer to graduation I will definitely take your advice to heart and keep an excel spreadsheet of<br />

those who offered to lend a helping hand to informally mentor me as I begin my career. Thank<br />

you again for the advice on aspiring leaders like myself, continuing to deliver the keys back to<br />

my village, and how to go about acquiring mentors as I continue to grow. As I close, I would like<br />

to send an invitation to you on behalf of my Vice President of Professional Activities Sierra Tossie<br />

included in this email. Sierra is a Marketing major at Kennesaw State University who has been<br />

a key proponent of rebuilding the professional mold of our chapter at KSU. If possible I would<br />

love for Sierra to coordinate a time with you to come and speak. I look forward in hearing back<br />

soon and take care!”<br />


Travelers Inside Look<br />

Thank you to everyone who came to the Travelers<br />

Inside Look event. We hope you enjoyed the fun, prizes<br />

and all around eventful evening “under the umbrella.”<br />

We look forward to seeing you at our next<br />

Travelers Inside Look event.<br />

Travelers Inside Look is a series of on-site evening events where<br />

we invite members of partner organizations to our office to<br />

meet our leaders, hiring managers, talent acquisitions and<br />

human resources staff.<br />


Hosts Professional Development Workshop<br />

and Golf Clinic Hosts for participants Professional of Development<br />

Workshopand Golf Clinic<br />

the<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Program.<br />

for participants of the <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

The Mission of <strong>INROADS</strong> is to develop and place talented underserved youth<br />

Program.<br />

in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community<br />

leadership.<br />

The mission <strong>INROADS</strong> is to develop and place undeserved youth in business and industry, and<br />

prepare them for corporate and community leadership.<br />

This fantastic event was sponsored by RENASANT BANK.<br />

This fantastic event was sponsored by RENASANT BANK.<br />

Students learn valuable lessons<br />

on how golf can be used as a<br />

tool for career advancement.<br />

SisterGolf provides executive coaching, relationship building and professional development<br />

training through interactive “introduction to Business Golf” workshops and seminars. These<br />

events are designed to provide college students, and business professionals with a basic<br />

understanding of the game of golf so they can “join the conversation” at work, and leverage the<br />

Students learn valuable lessons on how golf<br />

can be used as a tool for career<br />

sport for business and career advancement.<br />

advancement.<br />

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to the following:<br />

- Introduction to Golf for Business<br />

- Ninety days to your next promotion<br />

- Successfully navigating workplace politics<br />

- Excelling in male dominated industries<br />

- How golf helps women succeed<br />

- Your hired! Now What? The importance of soft skills for<br />

millennials entering the workforce<br />

To book your SisterGolf for your company, group or organization,<br />

please call us at 205-564-2040 or e-mail us at sheila@sistergolf.com<br />




Election Cycles Mean More Than Just Choosing a President<br />

A presidential election year can change the direction of the country. It may also change the<br />

direction of the stock market. This article looks at market performance and elections since the<br />

1920s, the beginning of the modern era of diversified market indexes.<br />

When people think about cycles in the stock market, they tend to look at the obvious drivers of<br />

stock prices: major forces such as the state of the economy, the level of corporate profits, and<br />

conditions in global markets. But did you know that a presidential election itself can be a key<br />

pivot point in stock price trends?<br />

Consider the average yearly performance of the stock market in the table below. After<br />

accounting for random volatility, average presidential election year performance was slightly<br />

below overall average performance.<br />

But look at the other years in the election cycle. The first two years of presidential terms have,<br />

on average, lagged significantly. But then, in the third year, the market made up the lost ground<br />

and more.<br />

What’s Going On?<br />

Election years tend to have a degree of uncertainty over the future direction of the country,<br />

and the market may translate that uncertainly into some reluctance to commit on the part of<br />

investors. Then, after the direction is set, it may take some time for policy changes to assert any<br />

influence, further depressing investment demand. By the third year, clarity could return and<br />

investors could embrace the future.<br />

Stock Market Performance and the Election Cycle<br />


Exceptions May Be More Powerful Than the Generalities<br />

Keep in mind that the amount of variation in annual returns is substantial, and is reflected in<br />

the high variability, measured by standard deviation. As a consequence, the chances are good<br />

that performance in any given year could end up being far different from the average for its<br />

category.<br />

That becomes clear when looking at the extremely good and extremely bad performing years<br />

in the S&P 500 performance data set. The four best years were 1928 (44%), 1933 (53%), 1935<br />

(60%), and 1954 (52%). The four worst years were 1931 (-41%), 1937 (-34%), 1974 (-26%), and<br />

2008 (-37%). 1<br />

No two of the extreme up years occurred at the same point in an election cycle, neither did<br />

any two of the extreme down years. Three of the extreme years are associated with Democratic<br />

incumbents and five with Republican incumbents.<br />

Ultimately, six of the eight extreme performance years were associated with unpredictable<br />

macroeconomic tidal waves — the Great Depression, the oil price shock (when energy prices<br />

quadrupled in a few months), and the recent financial crisis — events much bigger than any<br />

election news.<br />

So if you are thinking of cashing in on an election year rally — or selling before an election year<br />

rout — think again. As history has shown, trying to time the market — for whatever reason —<br />

is often a loser’s game. Instead, work with your financial advisor to determine an appropriate<br />

long-term asset allocation that suits your<br />

goals and needs.<br />

If you’d like to learn more, please contact The Roth Group.<br />

Courtesy of: The Roth Group at Morgan Stanley<br />

1290 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor<br />

New York, NY 10104<br />

Website: http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/therothgroup/<br />

Michael Lysenko IV, CFP®, CRPS®<br />

Financial Advisor<br />

Financial Planning Specialist<br />

Office. (212) 692-2909<br />

Fax. (646) 737-0628<br />

E-mail: michael.lysenko@morganstanley.com<br />

Eric S. Roth<br />

Executive Director<br />

Financial Planning Specialist<br />

Financial Advisor<br />

Office: 212-878-3922<br />

Fax: 212-878-3925<br />

Mobile: 917-816-1993<br />

E-mail: eric.s.roth@morganstanley.com<br />

Sources<br />

1<br />

Source: Wealth Management Systems Inc., a DST company. Returns based on yearly total return of the S&P 500 for the period from January 1, 1928, to December<br />

31, 2014. The S&P 500 has performance data going back to 1926, including the elections that occurred in 1928 and every four years thereafter. It is an<br />

unmanaged index generally considered representative of the US stock market. Investors cannot invest directly in any index. Index returns do not represent<br />

the performance of any actual investment and do not reflect the costs and commissions associated with investing. Past performance does not predict future<br />

results.<br />

STANDARD DEVIATION. A statistical measure of volatility (risk) demonstrating the degree to which an investment’s returns have varied over time.<br />

Asset Allocation does not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining financial markets.<br />

The author(s) and/or publication are neither employees of nor affiliated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”). By providing this third<br />

party publication, we are not implying an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by Morgan Stanley of any<br />

information contained in the publication.<br />

The opinions expressed by the authors are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley. The information and data in the article<br />

or publication has been obtained from sources outside of Morgan Stanley and Morgan Stanley makes no representations or guarantees as to the accuracy or<br />

completeness of information or data from sources outside of Morgan Stanley. Neither the information provided nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation<br />

by Morgan Stanley with respect to the purchase or sale of any security, investment, strategy or product that may be mentioned.<br />

Article by Wealth Management Systems Inc. and provided courtesy of Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor.<br />

The Roth Group may only transact business, follow-up with individualized responses, or render personalized investment advice for compensation, in states<br />

where they are registered or excluded or exempted from registration, http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/therothgroup/.<br />

© <strong>2016</strong> Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.<br />



Shan Shipman was a proud Tuskegee graduate who passed<br />

away on August 11, <strong>2016</strong>. She was a current employee<br />

of Lockheed Martin, and her sponsoring company<br />

was Regions Bank in Birmingham, AL. A fund has been<br />

established in her honor. All donations will be given to<br />

Tuskegee University. To give please visit www.gofundme.<br />

Frank A. Robinson was a proud <strong>INROADS</strong> NYC alumnus<br />

who was an intern from 1990 to 1993. His sponsoring<br />

company was the Dime Savings Bank under the leadership<br />

of Dick Parsons, the former CEO/Chairman Time Warner,<br />

who became a mentor to him. Frank attended Hampton<br />

University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.<br />

He went on to build a decade-long career at HBO, where<br />

he rose from national trainer to Director of Satellite Sales.<br />

He also successfully built his own national DIRECTV<br />

provider business, Directview. It was later acquired and<br />

Frank continued to manage it as the Senior Vice President<br />

of Sales until his untimely passing on May 6, <strong>2016</strong>. Frank<br />

is survived by his wife, Kristin Vaughan Robinson, and<br />

two young children, Brianna and Alexander, for whom<br />

a scholarship fund was created at www.gofundme.<br />


<strong>INROADS</strong> IN THE NEWS<br />

City of Orlando names Ana Cruz new HOLA<br />

Office Coordinator<br />

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has announced the selection of<br />

Ana Cruz as the new Coordinator of the City of Orlando’s Hispanic<br />

Office for Local Assistance (HOLA) following the<br />

announcement of Alicia Ramirez’s retirement after 15 years with<br />

the City of Orlando.<br />

Cruz has served Orlando residents since 2008 as Aide to District<br />

2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz. She is excited to further<br />

her commitment to public service and Orlando’s multicultural<br />

community in this new role.<br />

“Being a City for everyone means providing state-of-the art<br />

amenities and multilingual services to our diverse multicultural<br />

community and for twelve years the HOLA office has been a<br />

testament to that,” said Buddy Dyer. “I am confident Ana will<br />

continue the excellent service HOLA provides to residents,<br />

visitors and businesses....<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> and Facebook Connect for Student Internships<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> CEO Forest Harper with some of the <strong>INROADS</strong> Facebook Interns on their first day<br />

in Menlo Park, CA: (from left to right) Kristen Shipley-North Carolina, A&T State University<br />

(<strong>INROADS</strong> Intern); Marcus Pereira, Princeton University; Chris Ebhogiaye, Northwestern<br />

University (<strong>INROADS</strong> Intern); Alicia McPhoy, Rutgers University (<strong>INROADS</strong> Intern); Angel<br />

Montesdoca, Columbia University; and Jean Leconte III, St. John's University. (Back row)<br />

Marc Brooks and Harold Lowe, <strong>INROADS</strong> staff.<br />

Facebook has partnered with<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> to provide internships<br />

for talented students from<br />

traditionally underserved<br />

backgrounds. <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

leadership development <br />

process includes salaried<br />

internships, which help change<br />

the economic and career<br />

trajectory of students, families<br />

and communities by providing <br />

access to Corporate America,<br />

government and entrepreneurial<br />

professional opportunities.<br />




ALUMNI<br />

MAKING <strong>INROADS</strong><br />


Recognized as Birmingham’s Most<br />

Influential Executives for <strong>2016</strong><br />


Recognized as Birmingham’s Most<br />

Influential Executives for <strong>2016</strong><br />


The Network Journal’s Top 40<br />

under Forty Class of 2015<br />



Voice of New York, president and<br />

founder of Remezcla<br />


The Network Journal’s Top 40<br />

under Forty Class of <strong>2016</strong><br />


<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumnus recently featured<br />

in Forbes Top 30 Under 30<br />



<strong>INROADS</strong> Alum receives Ebony<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> feature story<br />


The Network Journal’s Top 40<br />

under Forty Class of 2014<br />


Appointed New President for<br />

Alabama Alumni Association<br />



CEO of the Consumer Bank<br />


Appointed Chairman<br />

of the Birmingham World<br />

Games Foundation<br />


Diversity in Action features<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumnus in Faces of Diversity<br />




Darrien Brown is the Nuclear Quality Assurance Manager for<br />

ValvTechnoloy, global leader in the design and manufacturing of<br />

zero-leakage metal-seated ball valve solutions for severe service<br />

applications, located in Houston, TX. In this role, he is responsible for<br />

oversight of all aspects of the Quality Assurance Program pertaining<br />

to the Nuclear Industry.<br />

Brown joined ValvTechnology on March 28, <strong>2016</strong> as the Nuclear<br />

Quality Assurance Manager. Prior to joining ValvTechnology, Brown<br />

began his career at Raytheon in El Segundo, CA as a Test Engineer.<br />

After two years with Raytheon, he moved across the country to work at the Norfolk Naval<br />

Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA, where he held a number of leadership positions in engineering<br />

and project management and specialized in the repairing, overhauling and modernizing of<br />

aircraft carriers and submarines. In 2010, Brown was selected as the Lead Engineer for the<br />

Material Condition Assessment Process (MCAP), where he was responsible for the successful<br />

execution of correcting propulsion plant maintenance deficiencies on nuclear vessels. After<br />

six years with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, in July 2012 Brown accepted a position as a Senior<br />

Quality Assurance Engineer with Southern Company on the Vogtle 3 and 4 Nuclear Construction<br />

Project in Waynesboro, GA.<br />

A native of Zachary, LA, Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering<br />

from the Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. While residing in Augusta,<br />

GA, Brown has demonstrated an on-going commitment to servant leadership. The various<br />

external leadership positions that he has held include serving on the My Brother’s Keep Augusta<br />

Advisory Board, serving as the Vogtle 3 and 4 Construction Site Lead on the UNITED WAY of<br />

the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Fundraising Campaign, Chairman of the Professional<br />

Development and Networking Committee for the <strong>INROADS</strong> Alumni Association – Atlanta. As<br />

the <strong>INROADS</strong> committee chair, Brown’s responsibilities included managing a team of <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

alumni that provided strategic oversight of the planning and execution of following events:<br />

• “Creating Your Own Personal Brand” professional session on the role of social media sites<br />

(LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) in creating a Digital Personal Brand.<br />

• “Unwritten Rules of P.I.E.” event that focused on fine tuning their skills and moving up in their<br />

professions. This was a professional development event sponsored by Georgia Power.<br />

•“Headshots and Handshakes” networking event that provided an environment for students to<br />

update their professional brand while networking.<br />

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• "Workforce Readiness Program” professional development event. The program is a multievent<br />

workshop which includes the following topics: Resume writing, Interview skills and<br />

Net Serving.<br />

After spending as much time as he can with his family and friends, any remaining time is<br />

devoted to community service, golf, mentoring <strong>INROADS</strong> interns, reading and exercising.


I am a rising senior studying Computer Information Systems<br />

at the University of the Incarnate Word. I am also proud to<br />

call myself a recent graduate of the <strong>INROADS</strong> professional<br />

development program. I would like to express my sincerest<br />

of gratitude to <strong>INROADS</strong> and my sponsoring company, Shell<br />

Oil, for providing a one of a kind leadership development<br />

experience this past summer. This has been one of the greatest<br />

experiences of my life. Throughout this journey, I have been<br />

able to work on a project that has brought true meaning and<br />

value to a wonderful group of people who were passionate<br />

about connecting others and bringing innovation around the<br />

world.<br />

Throughout this internship, I was allowed to take charge of a multinational project by working<br />

with managers and project personnel to form new tracking systems for Shell’s IT Services<br />

and Operations department (ITSO). Working globally as an Intern opened numerous doors of<br />

opportunity for me. Throughout the revitalization, I had the opportunity to collaborate with<br />

team members from the U.S, Britain and India. This allowed for data and deliverables to flow<br />

from country to country on a daily basis, which really exposed me to the size and scope of Shell<br />

itself. During my project, I maintained contacts for over 100 Legal Entities worldwide. Not once<br />

did I ever think that I was simply an intern but rather an employee of Shell. As I went through my<br />

summer internship, <strong>INROADS</strong> was always there to provide me nearly endless knowledge and<br />

support so I could become the leader that Shell had expected of me.<br />

While this internship has taught me a great deal of skills involving project management and<br />

information technology, <strong>INROADS</strong> helped prepare me to lead and think from an executive<br />

perspective in order to develop new solutions for the future. During the Intern Development<br />

Sessions, I was able to experience gratifying and highly educational business simulations that<br />

helped challenge the way we as interns tackled the problems that corporate America faces.<br />

Not only were we taught what the businesses of today expected from young professionals and<br />

leaders, but we were also taught the soft skills necessary for success by mentors who strive to<br />

see us succeed every step of the way. These are the skills not readily taught in conventional<br />

educational institutions and have helped set us apart from the rest. I was glad to have worked<br />

with the brilliant minds and mentors who have helped me along this intellectual journey. I<br />

know that I will take this knowledge throughout my studies and into the future that lies ahead.<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> is preparing the next generation of corporate leaders and innovators. The programs<br />

that <strong>INROADS</strong> has provided to its candidates and the lasting impacts the organization has<br />

had on me from both a professional and personal level is insurmountable. As I go about my<br />

professional career, I hope to give back to this organization just as they have invested in me.<br />

Thus, I write this message as a message of gratitude to everyone at <strong>INROADS</strong>.<br />

In particular, first I would like to extend my gratitude to the late Douglass Scott. Douglass<br />

Scott was renowned for finding the potential in every intern he met and crafting that potential<br />

into valuable skills that are crucial for everlasting success. Mr. Scott told me about the potential<br />

he saw in me and thought I could have a remarkable future ahead with <strong>INROADS</strong>. Mr. Scott<br />

always referenced what he called “The Art of the Possible”. It was a belief that with dedication,<br />

perseverance, and a strong will to learn, success is well within the grasp of those who strive to<br />

reach for more. The <strong>INROADS</strong> program proves that “The Art of the Possible” is a reality.<br />

Most notably, I would also like to thank my <strong>INROADS</strong> mentor for continuing the art of the<br />

possible, Mr. Robert Dunlap. Robert Dunlap has an unwavering dedication to the <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

mission and strives to ensure that every intern under his guidance will obtain success in<br />

life. For Mr. Dunlap excellence is his only standard and expects for all of us to show our<br />

potential every single day. His leadership and life lessons have resonated with me as I<br />

face numerous challenges throughout my internship and in life. There is no other mentor that I<br />

could think of with such a passion for his work than Mr. Dunlap.<br />


On a final note, I would like to thank everyone in <strong>INROADS</strong> for their dedication to the mission that<br />

was formed by our founder Frank Carr. Thank you for your dedication to helping develop the leaders<br />

of tomorrow. Thank you for the experiences that have transformed me from a student to a professional.<br />

These are the experiences that will never fade from my mind. For that, I would like to thank<br />

you.<br />

With highest regards,<br />

Paul Huron IV<br />




I spent my summer at BBVA Compass supporting the Internal<br />

Communications, Talent Acquisition and Development, Team<br />

Member Services, Partner Center, and the Strategic Planning teams<br />

in Talent & Culture, gaining valuable experiences on projects like<br />

standardizing touch points in the employee lifecycle, optimizing<br />

Twitter and Facebook careers communication, and redesigning the<br />

Top Talent Google Website. My T&C colleagues say they appreciate<br />

my contributions over the past 10 weeks, which is great because I’m<br />

hopeful that I gave as much as I received.<br />

And just what did I receive from the bank this summer? More than a paycheck that’s for sure.<br />

The highlight of my summer? Conversations with Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez, Chief<br />

Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston, Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Dominiquine,<br />

and others. All gave great advice on how to navigate the halls of BBVA Compass and<br />

guidance on how to start and manage my career. I thought I’d share a key themes from those<br />

discussions here in the hopes that other young professionals across the bank might benefit.<br />

Here’s a recap:<br />

Take Initiative<br />

As a new and aspiring young professional, I was told that it is important for me to proactively<br />

familiarize myself with the bank, my department and key leaders and influences, and to seek<br />

the knowledge I need to excel. That means taking initiative by asking managers in-depth<br />

questions about assignments and to not be limited to exposing myself to my immediate<br />

work environment. I put this advice into practice early and identified leaders and managers I<br />

believed could give me advice that would be pertinent to my career aspirations and carefully<br />

constructed emails expressing my interest in learning about their careers and experiences. I<br />

was surprised by how many were willing to share their professional journey and offer advice.<br />

Patience and Flexibility<br />

Two very important words resonated with me after meeting with Mr. Sanchez, patience and<br />

flexibility. He explained to me that while it is important to be eager and ambitious, success<br />

doesn’t happen instantaneously. Career growth requires careful planning as well as the<br />

fortitude to bring these plans to fruition. He advices me to also be flexible and allow my plans<br />

to change. Long-term goals are often more important that short-term contentment, he said.<br />

Networking<br />

Ms. Dominiquini and members of her leadership team stressed the importance of networking.<br />

They told me to maximize my summer by attending as many work-related events as possible,<br />

say hello to everyone and ask managers and coworkers for career advice. I was told that the<br />

people you meet, the hands you shake, and the relationships you create can greatly affect the<br />

early stages of of your career.<br />


Brand Yourself<br />

During my meeting with Ms. Houston, she emphasized the importance of developing a<br />

personal branding, or, in other words, proactively constructing a professional personal. She<br />

told me to think about how I want to be perceived and take steps to make it happen. I, not those<br />

around me, will determine my reputation, she counseled. She advices that I be consistent in<br />

my interactions with everyone; be aware of my body language and mannerisms. And most<br />

importantly, she said, be genuine. Branding yourself doesn’t mean being inauthentic, but<br />

presenting your best self in every interaction.<br />

Overall, my internship experience has taught me lessons that will follow me throughout my<br />

professional and personal life. I must take this opportunity to thank the Talent & Culture team<br />

for supporting me throughout my internship, in particular Talent Portfolio Partner Tameka<br />

Eubanks and Director of Internal Communications Ralph Evans for all the advice and support<br />

they have provided throughout the summer.<br />

About Armando:<br />

Armando is a <strong>2016</strong> graduate of University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he earned a<br />

Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. He’s a Loya-Tudar Leadership<br />

Scholar, finished UAH with a 3.8 GPA and co-founded the Society of Hispanic Professional<br />

Engineers at UAH. Armando is also a BBVA Compass-sponsored <strong>INROADS</strong> intern. The mission<br />

of <strong>INROADS</strong> is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry,<br />

and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.<br />

The name of the scholarship I won is the Executive Leadership<br />

Council's Award for Excellence in Business Commentary.<br />


Here is some basic info on the award: Since 1995, top business<br />

undergraduate students have competed in a national writing<br />

competition centered on exploring business trends, issues and<br />

insights. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, The Award for<br />

Excellence in Business Commentary scholarship is awarded to<br />

high achieving undergraduate Black students who demonstrate<br />

academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to community<br />

service, and are pursuing a business discipline degree at a four<br />

year college or university. Annually, 10 winners across the nation are selected to receive<br />

scholarship awards and an opportunity to engage with ELC members through participation<br />

in The ELC’s Honors Symposium. More than $1.5M has been awarded since the inception of<br />

the competition.<br />

The essay prompt: Using the Executive Leadership Council’s white paper- 21st Century Global<br />

Leadership: Global Black Leaders Speak and additional resources, provide your perspective<br />

on why rising business leaders should gain global exposure and experience. Specifically,<br />

what impact can a global experience have on your academic, personal or professional<br />

development? Briefly share your plans on how you will expand your global perspective by<br />

maximizing an opportunity to participate in a global experience (i.e. course, internship, study<br />

abroad program).<br />

As an ELC Scholar, in addition to my scholarship award, I will be attending the ELC<br />

Honors Symposium in October, a week long professional development program, in New<br />

York and Washington, DC. As well as the ELC's Annual Recognition Gala, a black-tie event<br />

recognizing ELC scholars and their achievements.<br />

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Best,<br />

Natasha Armstrong

Volume 1, Issue 4<br />

April 4th, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Edited by:<br />

Leandria Vickers<br />


Read about Evelyn<br />

Mojica, a Mechanical<br />

Engineering senior at<br />

FIU, her experience as<br />

an Intern with UTC<br />

and how she obtained<br />

this great<br />

opportunity.<br />

Who Am I?<br />

• Major:<br />

Mechanical Engineering<br />

• Hometown:<br />

Miami, FL<br />

• Graduation Date:<br />

May <strong>2016</strong><br />

• Position:<br />

Intern<br />

• Company:<br />

United Technologies<br />

Corporation (UTC)<br />

• Email:<br />

Emoji001@fiu.edu<br />

Past Student Highlights:<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Jermaine Elliott<br />

Jorge Cisternas<br />

Ryan Sheffield<br />

“The internship experience I gained helped me<br />

realize that I wanted to be involved in research and development.<br />

I realized that I enjoyed the process that goes into<br />

designing and testing a product. At my internship, I had the<br />

opportunity to interact with the higher ups. This helped me<br />

immensely in being able to network more comfortably with<br />

recruiters.”<br />

Internships are not only about getting experience, but also<br />

about finding your passions and interests and this is what<br />

happen to our Student Intern who we are highlighting this<br />

week. From an internship with UTC to a full-time position<br />

with Lockheed Martin, Evelyn Mojica, our feature this week,<br />

shares her story of her internship and how it has positively<br />

affected her life.<br />

Career Services Office (CSO): How did you obtain your internship<br />

with United Technologies Corporation (UTC)?<br />

Mojica: I applied through the InRoads program. This involved<br />

doing a 3 hour candidate prep session and a mock<br />

interview before interviewing with companies. After requirements<br />

were fulfilled I interviewed over the phone with<br />

United Technologies Corp. in Bradenton, FL. Shortly after I<br />

got an internship offer letter. At the end of my first summer<br />

there (summer 2014) they invited me back for a second<br />

internship summer 2015.<br />

(CSO): What did you gain from your experience in your position?<br />

How did you grow professionally?<br />

Mojica: The internship helped me visualize what to expect<br />

as an engineer in research and development. I learned how<br />

to use Solid Edge, a 3D CAD program, to create engineering<br />

drawings utilized in manufacturing as well as how to better<br />

design products for manufacturing. In addition, I learned<br />

concepts used in the Six Sigma certification such as the<br />

development of design failure mode and effect analysis to<br />

target and address any areas that could potentially fail.<br />

(CSO): Would you recommend our office to other students?<br />

If so, why?<br />

Mojica: I highly recommend that students take advantage<br />

of the services the career services offices has to offer. Networking<br />

and professional development events are highly<br />

useful in acquiring an ability to interact with<br />

potential employers at conferences, career<br />

fairs, etc.<br />

((CSO): What are some benefits that you didn’t<br />

expect, but encountered in using the Career<br />

Services Office to help you?<br />

I was impressed with them facilitating employers<br />

to interview with students after the career<br />

fair in Fall 2015. That career fair was by far the<br />

best.<br />

CSO): What advice would you give a student<br />

who is pursuing the same thing you were aiming<br />

for (internship, job position)?<br />

Be actively involved on campus. Many organizations<br />

are engineering great products and<br />

giving back to the community. Being involved<br />

in the design and development of a rocket,<br />

airplane, car, etc. will help students gain engineering<br />

knowledge that is applicable in industry.<br />

When talking to recruiters 1% is about your<br />

GPA the other 99% is all about how involved<br />

you are on campus and in the community. Recruiters<br />

want to know who you are as a person<br />

and what your passion are.<br />

To learn more about Evelyn Mojica and her<br />

experiences, connect with her by reaching out<br />

via her email (found to the left). If you or anyone<br />

you know would like to be featured in this<br />

newsletter highlighting an internship, email<br />

Lvickers@fiu.edu. Look out for our newsletter in<br />

the next two weeks highlighting another great<br />

student. Until then, go Panthers!<br />


A Newsletter brought to you by the <strong>INROADS</strong> Interns at Kaiser Permanente<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Summer <strong>2016</strong><br />

Kaiser Permanente<br />

Cultivating the Leader in You<br />

On June 13th, <strong>2016</strong>, 26 college<br />

students gathered in the Kaiser Permanente<br />

Pasadena Walnut Center conference room<br />

to begin their first, second, third and even<br />

fourth summers as Kaiser Permanente<br />

LAUNCH (Learn About Unlimited New<br />

Careers in Health Care) <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

interns. What has grown to 28 interns,<br />

would be spread across the Southern<br />

California region with one goal in<br />

common, to work towards cultivating<br />

themselves as leaders and future<br />

stakeholders in the world of healthcare and<br />

business.<br />

With Carolyn Dallas, intern<br />

coordinator in the Diversity and Inclusion<br />

department, and MayLynn Melendez, Sr.<br />

Manager for the Southern California<br />

regional <strong>INROADS</strong> office both there to<br />

support the interns, each student was<br />

ensured to have a successful summer with<br />

Kaiser Permanente.<br />

Kaiser Permanente Interns<br />

National Day of Service<br />

KP|<strong>INROADS</strong>: A Digital View<br />

Click above for a closer look at this year’s interns, staff, and<br />

more!<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Intern FAQS:<br />

Q: Who are <strong>INROADS</strong> Interns?<br />

A: The best and brightest college<br />

undergraduates selected by <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

corporate partners.<br />

Q: What is the education<br />

requirement to become an intern?<br />

A: <strong>INROADS</strong> Interns range from<br />

college freshman to seniors.<br />

Q: What is the application criteria?<br />

A: Full-time undergraduate, one open<br />

summer before graduation, a 3.0<br />

cumulative GPA.<br />

Q: What are some of the fields that<br />

the interns are exposed to?<br />

A: Business, accounting, finance,<br />

engineering, public affairs, supply<br />

chain, computer and information<br />

sciences, sales, marketing, community<br />

benefit, and healthcare.<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Kaiser Permanente: Pacific Region<br />

Website: <strong>INROADS</strong>.org Instagram: @<strong>INROADS</strong>inc Twitter: @<strong>INROADS</strong><br />


Summer <strong>2016</strong><br />

What Does it Mean to Be a Leader?<br />

This year’s theme, “Cultivating the Leader in<br />

You” has influenced many interns to take the time<br />

to identify the marks of a true leader. Interns are given<br />

the opportunity to listen, learn, and ask questions, but<br />

they also wear the confidence to be a leader in their<br />

departments. Each summer, <strong>INROADS</strong> interns<br />

continue to sharpen their leadership and skills.<br />

“It’s good to make the distinction between a<br />

leader and a commander. A commander makes<br />

decisions on behalf of a group, while a leader inspires<br />

others to work as a team towards a common goal. I<br />

think what makes a good leader is the ability to inspire<br />

a group of people to put their own interests aside and<br />

act towards the overall well-being of the group.”<br />

Maximiliano Hernandez-Zapata<br />

Multi-Media —Eagle-Rock<br />

Hamilton College<br />

“Over the years my idea of being a leader has<br />

evolved. In the past I’ve seen leaders as listeners,<br />

observers and facilitators, yet I’ve realized, some of<br />

the greatest marks of a leader are being able to<br />

delegate roles, trust the team and multitask to the<br />

fullest. The managers and executives at KP have<br />

definitely influenced my shift in thought on what it<br />

means to be a leader.”<br />

Symone Williams<br />

Media Relations —Pasadena Walnut Center<br />

Howard University<br />

First Day Jitters<br />

For many interns, this would be their first year<br />

working at a large corporation like Kaiser<br />

Permanente. Even though <strong>INROADS</strong> instills in each<br />

student confidence and poise for success, those first<br />

day jitters can be inevitable!<br />

“Walking into my first day at KP Regional, I<br />

was excited, curious, and nervous. Funnily enough,<br />

everything I seemed to touch would stop working. My<br />

computer, telephone, and laptop lock all had technical<br />

difficulties. I was scared I started my internship on<br />

the wrong note but thankfully I've had a great<br />

experience so far.”<br />

Hafsa Khalid<br />

Decision Support —Pasadena Walnut Center<br />

University of California, Berkleley<br />

“The staff is a big family. They support each other<br />

in any way possible. When I began on the first day I<br />

was quite nervous and scared, but I walked in and<br />

they all hugged me and kept telling me how excited<br />

they were to have an intern working for them for the<br />

summer.”<br />

Alexis C McDowell<br />

Primary Care –Anaheim Kraemer Building<br />

University of California, Merced<br />

75% of our intern’s report their<br />

weekly bedtime from:<br />

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM<br />

What is yours?<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Expansion<br />

For the past 30 years, Kaiser Permanente<br />

and <strong>INROADS</strong> have partnered together to offer<br />

young professionals the opportunity to gain<br />

experience and knowledge in their respective fields.<br />

Today, the program has grown tremendously through<br />

the expansion of interns to new KP locations across<br />

the Pacific Region.<br />

“Whenever someone assigns me a project<br />

and I do it better and quicker than they expected,<br />

they are so shocked. I am glad I am the first intern<br />

they have had here because they didn't have positive<br />

or negative biases of me before coming in; I have<br />

been able to mold their expectation through my work<br />

ethic. The work environment is so great that some<br />

days it doesn't even feel like work.”<br />

Lilia Calleros<br />

Behavior Health —Panorama City/Reseda<br />

University of California, Berkeley<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Kaiser Permanente: Pacific Region<br />

Website: <strong>INROADS</strong>.org Instagram: @<strong>INROADS</strong>inc Twitter: @<strong>INROADS</strong><br />


“Working in Bakersfield, California has a lot<br />

of perks. First off, my commute to work is at most<br />

fifteen minutes long. Second, rent is cheaper<br />

compared to other Southern California locations.<br />

Third, the feeling of walking into an air conditioned<br />

building after being outside in one-hundred+ degree<br />

weather is like no other.”<br />

Angel Lara<br />

Administration —Bakersfield<br />

University of California, Berkeley<br />

Interns commute<br />

between 15-60+<br />

minutes a day<br />

A Word from the Supervisors<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> interns have had the opportunity<br />

to engage and work alongside a variety of KP<br />

employees throughout the SCAL region. From<br />

professional development workshops led by ‘AIMS’<br />

at Kaiser Permanente Walnut Center to personal<br />

encounters with colleagues, every opportunity to<br />

learn something new has been of great value to both,<br />

the interns and employees of Kaiser Permanente.<br />

“Our team was extremely impressed with the<br />

professionalism, communication skills and thirst for<br />

knowledge that you [the interns] all displayed. The<br />

questions asked by the interns really reflected the<br />

determination you have and the investment you're<br />

willing to make in achieving your career goals.”<br />

Rica P. Lilly (AIMs Workshop)<br />

Recruitment Consultant Regional Offices –SCAL<br />

“She [Lilia Calleros] has completed projects<br />

that have been languishing for over three years; it did<br />

not take a lot of time, but it did take someone with<br />

the time and the drive to get them done. Many of our<br />

staff have complimented her, and commented on how<br />

great it has been to have her in the Clinic.”<br />

Elizabeth Hamilton, LCSW, MPH<br />

(Supervisor of Lilia Calleros)<br />

Department Administrator, Behavioral Health<br />

Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine — Panorama City<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumni Profile<br />

Summer <strong>2016</strong><br />

With a growing network of 28,000 seasoned<br />

professionals, departmental Vice Presidents and<br />

CEOs spread across the nation, <strong>INROADS</strong> alumni<br />

continuously stand as a representation of the<br />

organization’s ability to support the professional<br />

development of underserved young adults from<br />

diverse cultural backgrounds.<br />

“Being a first generation college<br />

student, I was never around<br />

individuals who had degrees or<br />

[individuals who even had] thoughts<br />

[on] how much they could achieve<br />

in life. Being in <strong>INROADS</strong> gave me<br />

the opportunity to be around individuals who were<br />

like me. I soon began to realize there was a whole<br />

world full of possibilities.”<br />

Mike Davis<br />

USC Alumnus/<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumnus<br />

“<strong>INROADS</strong> Learning Summits<br />

provided me the necessary soft skills<br />

training which gave me confidence<br />

and competence to present my goals<br />

and tasks in a disciplined and orderly<br />

manner. When I had to present my<br />

end of internship summary (three summers), I could<br />

speak intelligently to executives and show how I<br />

contributed directly to the protection of information<br />

and data security assets at the company. Second,<br />

working with highly qualified and polished<br />

information and data security professionals in my<br />

group allowed me to learn complex abstract concepts<br />

fast, and how to translate those ideas into corporate<br />

data strategy, program and project plans, and<br />

implementations to add value to the organization.”<br />

Zefren Edior<br />

California State Polytechnic University -Pomona /<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Alumnus<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Kaiser Permanente: Pacific Region<br />

Website: <strong>INROADS</strong>.org Instagram: @<strong>INROADS</strong>inc Twitter: @<strong>INROADS</strong><br />


<strong>INROADS</strong> National Day of Service<br />

Over 1,200 nationwide <strong>INROADS</strong> interns,<br />

alumni and corporate sponsors partnered nationally<br />

with the Boys and Girls Club for our <strong>2016</strong> National<br />

Day of Service on Friday, July 29. Interns were<br />

divided into seven teams and led the kids in<br />

interactive activities including a college and career<br />

panel, STEM room wall design, karaoke, music,<br />

games, and more!<br />

Summer <strong>2016</strong><br />

we are incredibly appreciative for that. All the<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> coordinators and KP supervisors have<br />

worked incredibly hard for our benefit throughout<br />

this program and they deserve a huge thank you from<br />

all of us [interns].”<br />

Jesus Nunez<br />

Administration and HR —Bakersfield<br />

San Jose State University<br />

Kaiser Permanente <strong>INROADS</strong> Leadership<br />

“This years <strong>INROADS</strong> theme,<br />

Cultivating the Leader in You, runs<br />

deep among the Kaiser <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Interns as they complete complex<br />

department projects, mentor the<br />

summer youth, attend professional<br />

development training, and collaborate among each<br />

other to make sure that all interns succeed. Along with<br />

my <strong>INROADS</strong> Interns, we thank Kaiser Permanente<br />

for their continued support of the <strong>INROADS</strong> Mission -<br />

to develop and place talented youth in business and<br />

industry and prepare them for corporate and<br />

community leadership.”<br />

MayLynn Melendez<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Senior Manager<br />

Senior Spotlight<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> develops and prepares interns<br />

ranging from college freshman to seniors for<br />

networking and career opportunities with like-minded<br />

peers, corporate executives, and alumni. Interns learn<br />

life long skills in their respective departments and are<br />

likely to be presented with a full time career after<br />

graduation. As the undergraduate clock continues to<br />

tick, <strong>INROADS</strong> ensures your success after your<br />

internship.<br />

“<strong>INROADS</strong> has provided us the<br />

opportunity to gain valuable experience & knowledge,<br />

in the office and at training seminars, that I believe<br />

hold incredible value in corporate environments that<br />

we would not have been able to obtain on our own and<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Kaiser Permanente: Pacific Region<br />

Website: <strong>INROADS</strong>.org Instagram: @<strong>INROADS</strong>inc Twitter: @<strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Carolyn Dallas, Business<br />

Coordinator for the Diversity &<br />

Inclusion department, has been<br />

connecting students with<br />

employment opportunities at Kaiser<br />

Permanente for over 50 years. Her<br />

work with the high school SYEP<br />

(Summer Youth Employment Program) and the<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> LAUNCH program has proven to be the<br />

beginning focal point of many students’ careers as<br />

healthcare/business professionals. Part of her<br />

dedication comes from her belief that these<br />

engagement programs “are shaping the <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

Interns to become a part of the healthcare workforce,<br />

be it at KP or elsewhere”, she states “It is a benefit to<br />

all.”<br />

Carolyn Dallas<br />

Business Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion<br />


Creating Memories<br />

As I approach my third year, at Howard University, as a Strategic Legal Communications<br />

major, with a concentration in Advertising, I am fortunate enough to say, at the ripe age of<br />

20 years old, I have been able to work in my field of interest, accomplish a few of my<br />

goals and set dreams that seem less and less like ethereal thoughts.<br />

This summer, working in the Media Relations department, I’ve taken witness to how<br />

Kaiser Permanente, as an organization, values its work, its relationships, its surrounding<br />

community and its own employees. In coordinating the <strong>2016</strong> <strong>INROADS</strong> Newsletter, I have been able to,<br />

not only, uncover some incredible things about this year’s interns, in collecting statements and stories—<br />

but, I have also been able to digitally showcase this program’s diversity, its mission, and ultimately, its<br />

success. Alas, with little background in video editing and shooting, I’d personally like to thank my iPhone<br />

5, which bared with me on its last legs and allowed me to capture the greatness that is <strong>INROADS</strong> and<br />

Kaiser Permanente!<br />

Symone Williams<br />

Media Relations —Pasadena Walnut Center<br />

Howard University<br />

I have created so many amazing memories as an <strong>INROADS</strong> intern and I cherish the<br />

nostalgia now conveyed through our newsletter. Speaking on behalf of all of the <strong>INROADS</strong><br />

interns at Kaiser Permanente, we have been granted the opportunity of a lifetime, trusted<br />

enough to work alongside healthcare professionals, and given a safety net of support,<br />

mentorship, and resources to guide us along the way. However, we brought our experiences,<br />

stories, innocence, and confidence that demands recognition and applause! I wanted to be<br />

apart of creating and designing this newsletter because I longed to share our appreciation<br />

and our accomplishments with our peers, friends, advisors, and future employers.<br />

I am a rising Junior at the University of California, Riverside studying Public Policy with an emphasis on<br />

Social, Cultural and Family/Healthcare policy. My internship with Public Affairs/Community Benefit has<br />

cultivated my interpersonal, technical, and leadership skills that are vital for an outstanding career. I dream to<br />

be a catalyst of change in healthcare, and in preparation, I look forward to the rest of my journey as an<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> intern at Kaiser Permanente!<br />

Marlisha Jean Burris<br />

Public Affairs/Community Benefit —Los Angeles Medical Center<br />

University of California, Riverside<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Kaiser Permanente: Pacific Region<br />

Website: <strong>INROADS</strong>.org Instagram: @<strong>INROADS</strong>inc Twitter: @<strong>INROADS</strong><br />


For the past 25 years, MetLife and <strong>INROADS</strong> have partnered to place hundreds of<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> cohorts in valuable internships and full-time jobs across every division at<br />

MetLife. Currently, we have a variety of exciting and challenging roles in Finance,<br />

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opportunity with a global, world-class organization, check out a few of our jobs on the<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumni Job Board and apply today. To explore more open positions and learn<br />

more about MetLife, visit metlife.com/careers and follow us on<br />

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Four Important Things to Remember<br />

for Cubicle-Style Office Etiquette<br />

1. Respect your neighbor.<br />

Working in a cubicle-style setting can take some time to get used to in a busy, collaborative<br />

environment. You and your neighbors will have times when one or the other is too noisy. So, be a<br />

good neighbor and stay aware of your coworkers. Whether they are on a client call or trying to meet<br />

a deadline, being quiet and considerate of your neighbor goes a long way.<br />

2. Watch your tone.<br />

As your mother always said, “Use your inside voice,” especially when at your desk. Use conference<br />

rooms for meetings. Take personal calls in an empty conference room or hallway. Itcan be awkward<br />

trying not to listen to a coworker’s distressing personal call. If you are atsomeone’s desk giving<br />

information, keep it to 2-3 sentences. If the conversation needs to belonger than that, schedule a<br />

meeting for discussion.<br />

3. Don’t be a chatterbox.<br />

No, everyone does not want to know what you did over the weekend. We all enjoy talking and<br />

visiting with our coworkers, but “work is not social hour.” Stay focused on work while at work and<br />

make plans to chat for lunch or at afterwork networking events.<br />

4. Do collaborate and bond.<br />

Because of the open setting in a cubicle space, teamwork is a must. Remember those afterwork<br />

networking events? This is a great way to get to know your officemates. Have regularly scheduled<br />

team or project meetings. Make sure you do what you can to get to know your neighbors and foster<br />

strong team bonds.

Southeast Region Newsletter <strong>2016</strong><br />

As we enter our fall season here at<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong>, we reflect on an extraordinary<br />

summer made possible with the generous<br />

support of alumni, corporate and<br />

community partners. Below are highlights<br />

from our <strong>2016</strong> summer activities. Thank<br />

you to sponsors, donors and volunteers<br />

who contributed to a successful summer.<br />

New Intern Orientation | May<br />

New interns in each market received a warm<br />

welcome. They were introduced to what it means<br />

to be an <strong>INROADS</strong> Intern — as well as the high<br />

expectations placed upon them to begin their<br />

new internships as young professionals.<br />

Golf Clinics | July<br />

We all know much business is conducted on the<br />

golf course. We believe that providing<br />

instructional lessons on the fundamentals of golf<br />

— the full swing, chipping, putting, equipment<br />

needed and the rules of the game — will help<br />

make our interns well-rounded individuals.<br />

Intern Development Day | June<br />

In each market, interns attended this one-day summer<br />

intelligence, professional etiquette, personal<br />

markets, interns were paired with Alumni mentors who<br />

serve as an additional resource and support system<br />

on their career journey.<br />

Learning Summit Conference | June<br />

Interns in the Southeast region attended a three-day<br />

leadership conference held on the campus of Emory<br />

University in Atlanta, GA. Interns took part in<br />

professional development workshops, heard from<br />

corporate executive keynote speakers, panel<br />

discussions and participated in a business case<br />

competition. The conference concluded with an<br />

award ceremony recognizing the achievements of<br />

outstanding individuals.<br />

Head Shots & Handshakes | July<br />

We always enjoy our Alumni and intern<br />

networking events! From taking professional<br />

head shots to providing networking<br />

opportunities, interns had a chance to engage<br />

with alumni and other professionals to expand<br />

their network.

National Day of Service | July<br />

Our countrywide community service day, National<br />

Day of Service, was held in each market to honor<br />

the vision and legacy of our founder, Frank C.<br />

Carr. The event prepares our youth for corporate<br />

and community leadership. Local markets<br />

partnered with organizations to volunteer and<br />

give back to their communities.<br />

Dining Etiquette Class | July<br />

Our Dining Etiquette Classes prepare students with<br />

the essentials to maneuver around the dinner<br />

table. These skills prepare each student to attend<br />

or participate in business meetings, receptions and<br />

networking events with confidence and poise.<br />

End of Summer<br />

Presentations | August<br />

The conference concluded with an award<br />

ceremony recognizing the achievements of<br />

outstanding individuals.<br />

Visiones | September<br />

Visiones is an annual fundraising event in<br />

honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event<br />

celebrates the richness of the Hispanic<br />

community as well as highlighting partners<br />

and alumni testimonies on the impact<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> has made in their lives as individuals.<br />

It is a night filled with beautiful Latin influences<br />

and live entertainment. Proceeds from this<br />

event help provide academic scholarships<br />

and support annual training programs such as<br />

the Learning Summits.<br />

Student Testimonial<br />

“A big thanks to the entire <strong>INROADS</strong> Staff for hosting a successful Learning Summit.<br />

It was a positive and uplifting experience and I can't thank you enough for your<br />

dedication to students through such an incredible program."<br />

- Gretchen Gutierrez<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> Intern<br />

UTC<br />

Junior at University of Florida<br />

Again, thank you for being a part of an incredible summer.<br />

We look forward to your continued support in 2017.<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org/events/events<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org/alumni/alumni-giving<br />

Want to volunteer? Sign up at:<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org/southeastvolunteersignup<br />

www.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org<br />

Stay Connected with us

<strong>INROADS</strong> WESTERN REGION<br />

Cultivate the Leader in You<br />

Celebrating your passion, generosity and leadership.<br />

<strong>INROADS</strong> is honored to celebrate YOU!<br />


Wednesday<br />

December 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.<br />

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Unwind and Indulge while building<br />

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Cultivating Leaders <strong>2016</strong>.<br />

Celebration of <strong>INROADS</strong> Champions.<br />



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Call : 866-398-3608<br />

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put y our fut ure<br />

i n focus today !<br />

Application Requirements<br />

Be a High School Freshman for<br />

<strong>2016</strong>-2017 school year<br />

Attend a high school in Atlanta,<br />

GA or surrounding suburbs<br />

Have a 3.0 GPA or “B” average<br />

minimum<br />

Strong academic standing with<br />

solid extracurricular activities<br />

Intent to attend a four-year<br />

college or university<br />

Intent to pursue an academic<br />

major in the field of business or<br />

STEAM (Science, Technology,<br />

Education, Arts, Math)<br />

Commitment to full program<br />

participation from January-June<br />

2017<br />

A ppl y N ow for<br />

C o l lege Links A tla n t a<br />


Since 1970, <strong>INROADS</strong> has provided students with leadership development<br />

and business soft skills through internship programs and development<br />

activities. The <strong>INROADS</strong> College Links Program for high school students<br />

will help participants build study, business and personal skills, and<br />

strengthen academic and career interests.<br />


• Career exploration and development<br />

• Networking skill development<br />

• College preparation activities<br />

• Monthly skills development workshops<br />

• Greater potential for an <strong>INROADS</strong> Internship opportunity and full time<br />

career after college graduation<br />

- TO APPLY -<br />

Servi ce.<br />

L eadersh ip.<br />

Sch ola rsh ip.<br />

• Must be a high school freshman<br />

• Must reside in Atlanta, GA or in surrounding suburbs<br />

• Visit CollegeLinks.<strong>INROADS</strong>.org to apply or scan QR code<br />

Scan for <strong>INROADS</strong> College Links application!<br />

Deadline:<br />

D ecember 9 , 201 6<br />

Questions?<br />

Contact: <strong>INROADS</strong> College Links<br />

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More than 200 Corporate Partners across the United States work with <strong>INROADS</strong> to secure summer internships for our<br />

students, which are critical to preparing for corporate leadership roles. Now, you can access job opportunities from those<br />

sponsors via <strong>INROADS</strong> PROS!<br />

And, as an INROADer, you have a competitive advantage. If you see a job opportunity you like, submit your application.<br />

Put “<strong>INROADS</strong> Alumni” on your résumé. Select “<strong>INROADS</strong>” if there’s an option to indicate where you heard about this<br />

job opportunity.<br />

If you don’t see any job opportunities that interest you, please share PROS with others in your network and encourage<br />

them to select “<strong>INROADS</strong>” on the application as well. Check back with us periodically because we receive new job<br />

opportunities regularly.<br />

Call: 866-398-3608<br />


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