This summer I interned as a Software Engineering Intern at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in Santa Clara, California. The Bay Area where Aruba is headquartered is bustling with innovation and energy. Third Space skills played a very important role throughout the course of my internship. Intellectual curiosity along with 360 degree thinking in the workplace is the driving force of innovation and success.

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Los Angeles- “A Que Venimos?” asked Third Space Youth Institute Director Victor Cruz Jr. to a room full of Latinx high school students. “ A Triunfar!” cheered the students in reply as they began their second day at Annenberg’s Third Space Youth Institute.

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Third Space fellows Alison Horstmeyer and Jaime Carias gave a keynote address on leveraging soft skills in the healthcare industry to future public health professionals at Keck School of Medicine’s 2019 Public Health Career Fair.

In “ACE-IT Skills: Essential Skills for Any Public Health Professional”, they shared the importance of using soft skills– or, “power skills”– such as communication, adaptability and empathy in order to meet meaningful, positive public health outcomes.

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Third Space is thrilled to officially announce the 2019 Third Space Youth Institute!

This unique partnership with Riverside and Los Angeles counties will welcome migrant students to USC’s campus this summer for a free, four-day residential program. The students will learn critical soft skills, college readiness, career development, professional networking, and personal branding.

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On February 14-17, 2019, Hispanic leaders and future Hispanic leaders gathered in downtown Chicago for the 37th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) National Conference.

At the conference, Third Space Fellow Jaime Carias led a series of ACE IT Skills: Young Professionals and Career Success workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference to help them develop soft skills to aide their career success with vital problem-solving skills. Chicago may have been cold, but Jaime’s welcome was warm!

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In an increasingly automated, data-driven world, it may come as a surprise that intrinsically human soft skills are driving the future of the workplace—at least according to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Report. However, though increasingly important, soft skills still remain fairly ambiguous, namely because they are difficult to measure.

Third Space is aiming to solve this by revolutionizing the soft skill assessment.

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On Friday, February 1st, Third Space fellows Jaime Carias and Alison Horstmeyer teamed up to introduce soft skills problem solving to the First-Generation College Student Summit at USC.

The 4th annual summit held at Ronald Tutor Campus Center focused on building a community for first-generation college students, educating around issues, practices and research on first-generation college experiences and bringing visibility to the first-generation college student community and their intersecting identities.

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On January 24th, Third Space fellows Jaime Carias and Alison Horstmeyer spoke with the USC College Advising Corps for their professional development day, aimed at preparing them for their next job when they leave the Corps.

Check out photos from the event!

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From daunting college applications to transitioning into a new job, preparing to take the next step towards your future can present a lot more questions than answers. This is particularly true for first-generation college students and graduates.

On January 24, 2019, Jaime Carias, a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking, will be running a Third Space workshop with 26 staff members of the USC College Advising Corps.

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