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Virtual Enterprises Students Tell Their Stories Inside the Internships

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Students in the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) entrepreneurship program are more than ready to make real contributions to organizations in need of their energy and skills. VEI participants from high schools around the city described their paid summer internship experiences with New York business. Some students are native New Yorkers, others are recent transplants. Each will carry a lasting memory of their first summer job, first boss, first paycheck.

Thanks to support from JP Morgan Chase & Co.  for the second year, VEI students had the opportunity to spend six weeks learning and contributing to the organizations listed above — for-profit, non-profit and government agencies. These outstanding internship hosts represent a combination of established and growing businesses spanning different industries and markets,  each offering valuable working opportunities for graduating VEI students.

Nine CTE High Schools Place Winners in the Citywide Graphic Arts Competition

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Over a hundred CTE students await the judges’ results during lunch at the CityTech Atrium during the annual Citywide Graphic Arts Competition.

Every year, the Graphic Arts Industry Advisory Commission, the New York City College of Technology (CityTech) and industry partners sponsor a citywide competition for graphics students in Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design, Web Site Design, Digital Video Production, Digital Photography, Package Design and Student Filmmaking. Last Friday, over a hundred graphics students gathered at CityTech’s labs to compete in the thirteenth annual Finals.

For each of the live competition categories, students were given a themr on-site and had four hours to produce finished work. Photography contestants took photos in downtown Brooklyn  neighborhoods. Video students shot and edited their spots using live and web-discovered material. All competitors worked from the same basic resources. For the Desktop Publishing & Design category, the winning piece — a poster promoting Harlem Week — will be used by the sponsor, the United Federation of Teachers, in signage and ads this summer.

Of the eleven high schools that submitted contestants through the two Qualifying Rounds in April and May, nine schools took home trophies, cash and prizes. The First Place winners in each category will be hosted by the New York Times Production Department with a networking dinner with Times executives and a tour of the pre-press, printing and mailing operations in College Point, Queens.

The list of winners and their work will be posted to the Competition web site this week. For next year’s event, organizers are planning a new competition category in Digital Illustration.