How to Use STEM to Empower Today’s Minority Youth

Though historically a leader in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United States has fallen behind other industrialized countries in producing students who want to pursue a career in STEM-related fields. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education reported that only 16 percent of high school students expressed an interest in [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Community, Diversity, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Using Storytelling as a Means to Mentor

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s one of the tropes used by high school English teachers across the country to explain to students that sharing a story full of specifics is more effective than simply stating facts. By the time we get out into the workforce, though, we’ve heard it so much that it doesn’t really mean [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Troy Dixon: Unique Challenges, Positive Outcomes: Mentoring Young Men of Color

In America, African Americans have the highest poverty rate at 27.4 percent, followed closely by Hispanics, who have a 26.6 percent poverty rate. Research has shown that poverty is a major threat to a child’s well-being. Children who grow up in poverty from a young age face economic and educational disadvantages and are therefore less [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog, Community, Diversity, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Troy Dixon: The Importance of Internships (in and out of finance)

College is a busy time. Between lectures, homework, extracurricular involvement, and sports, students may at times feel overwhelmed and struggle with managing all the pieces of their lives. But while lectures and coursework must remain a top priority, students should consider reprioritizing their other activities and responsibilities to include at least one internship during their [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Blog, Community, Education, Opportunity, Troy Dixon|0 Comments

Troy Dixon: Playing the Game: Sports As a Way to Get Exposure Around Social Classes

As a former college football player, I’ve found that lessons learned on the playing field transfer very easily to the boardroom. The decisiveness and focus required to be successful at sports have paved the way for my success in business.  Athletics has helped me build discipline, teamwork, and communication. After all, on the playing field, [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, Community, Sports, Troy Dixon|0 Comments