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Footprints on the Moon
Deshawn Adams

“In the world, you may just be one person, but to one person (or one company) you may be the world.”

My name is Deshawn Adams, and I’m currently serving as a Sales Intern here in Atlanta. I am a rising junior at Morehouse College and have had the honor of being selected to serve as a UPS Community Service Scholar in conjunction with Morehouse College, Fickett Elementary School, and the UPS Foundation. As part of this important program, I have already completed more than 300 service hours.  I understand that one of UPS’ missions is to grow its business not only by investing in the company, but also by investing in people and communities where they conduct business.  While my experience as a scholar afforded me the opportunity to witness and participate in UPS’ philanthropic outreach, my current experience is allowing me to gain a better understanding of the business that permits this corporate culture of giving.

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A Step in the Right Direction
Kari Zimmer

Since I was a freshman in high school, it has been my dream to work for a Fortune 500 company. I remember being in a dentist office, picking up a Forbes Magazine and telling my mom it was going to feature me one day. As a first-generation college student coming from a single-parent home, I had no clue what the inside of a corporation looked like, how it worked or how I would get there. All I had was determination to succeed, passion to learn and a desire to get ahead.

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UPS Customer Helps Students See The Forest Through The (Rental) Fees

Could a pricing gun be wielded as a weapon? When I was a poor college student, I thought so every semester at book-buying time.

I knew $60 for the new edition of the medieval history textbook was a ripoff. As an honors student, I was pretty sure medieval history hadn’t changed in, like, a thousand years.

Then there was the business class where we had to buy a $50 textbook at the beginning of the semester – just to tide us over until the professor’s own text came out at mid-term, at another $50. The good news is, both books said pretty much the same thing, so at least our professor knew what he was talking about!

After tuition and living expenses, textbooks are often the single largest cost for college students. Hundreds of dollars a semester are the norm. One former Iowa State University student, Aayush Phumbrha, was so unhappy with the high cost of textbooks that he decided to do something about it. He launched a business.

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