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Blog #6: Guest Blogger - Chelsea Wong

 By Chelsea Wong
Community Involvement

Opportunity. That is what JA gave me in 2017 when I was given the honor of introducing Ms. Sally Glick, the 2017 Laureate at the New Jersey Business Hall of...

Blog #5: Emotional Intelligence

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

Now more than ever we need effective leaders. Leaders who have a solid understanding of their emotions and actions and how they affect the people around...

Blog #4: Community-Mindedness

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

We have just completed a great brainstorming session that focused on a very important leadership quality that all the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame Laureate Legacies share. In fact, it’s one of the key criteria that led them to receiving this most prestigious honor and coveted award.

This quality is community-minded...

Blog #3: Guest Blogger - Sally Glick

 By Sally Glick
Community Involvement

In 2017 I was honored by Junior Achievement as one of the Laureates being inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame. I was blown away by the invitation. Although I have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in various marketing and business development roles in the accounting profession, it didn’t seem to be anything worthy of such...

Blog #2: True grit is developed through practice, experience and failure.

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

When discussing the common traits among the Laureates from over the years, grit was the one that landed on top of the list. We found it interesting that this characteristic was so highly rated because what we have learned is that grit is not necessarily something you are born with. True grit is developed through practice, experience and...

Blog #1: Inspire

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

When I think of the word inspire, I fondly think of Junior Achievement (JA). Not just because I work for JA, but because everything associated with the Mission has a valuable connection to the word...

JA Teens & Holiday Spending Reveals More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

With the holiday season quickly approaching, there is bound to be stress-aplenty. Yet, this season also provides an opportunity for learning and growth for adults and...

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Introduces Financial Literacy Curriculum

 By New Jersey School Board Association
Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) introduced its revised financial literacy curriculum before an audience of school administrators and board members on Oct....

Shining a Spotlight on American Business Women's Day

 By Hannah Henry

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day, a day to honor and reflect on the accomplishments, successes, and contributions of American women and female business owners in the workforce. The day was first celebrated in 1949 by the American Business Women’s Association and officially recognized by Congress in the early...

Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

A survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly $25,000 a year, for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that their degree was not the best...

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