Sakeenah Hussain wrote -
I have completed two years as a PENCIL Fellow and it has been truly extraordinary. The PENCIL Fellows Program has played a large role in the professional person that I am today. From the very beginning of this experience, I knew that this was a special opportunity. Every PENCIL Member is kind, supportive and always eager to help, thus creating an environment, where I was able to feel comfortable and ambitious. Not only did the family atmosphere help me, but the professional skills that I have acquired are significant. I have attended resume workshops, mock interview sessions, career readiness training and most importantly, sessions to help me with networking. The highlight of my experience with the PENCIL Fellows Program is my internship at the Depository Trust and Clearing Company. My experience at DTCC is one that I will never forget. I have formed friendships that will last for a long time. In addition, at this company, I learned about the Finance, Networking, Engineering, and Computer Science departments. As a result, I have been exposed to the many different fields that I can major in. I truly believe that PENCIL is a necessary organization for the betterment of students in New York City. I hope you will consider supporting my commitment to PENCIL by donating to my page today, so that other NYC students can have the same experience.