At the end of my Junior year, I interviewed at Shell as part of the Co-op program at Deer Park High School. Not knowing that I would end up getting the job as an Office Education student, I also applied for a Shell scholarship to the Louisiana Youth Seminar (LYS), a leadership camp at Louisiana State University.

Eventually, I found out that I had received both the scholarship to the camp and the job at Shell. At the seminar, I learned skills on how to network with peers, be more confident in myself and my ideas. In the workplace, I have been to use all of these skills, and even apply them in the school environment.

Sometimes in school it can become easy to just hang around your group of friends, but both Shell and LYS have taught me the importance of meeting new people and being a positive influence to your peers. My experience at Shell will be something I take with me to college and reflect on when making my future career choices.

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