Raise Your Hand Up for Education that Works

 YUI+Company’s Yoshi Yui and Courtany Schick smile big after meeting poised, professional students at University of Maryland College Park’s career meet up

YUI+Company’s Yoshi Yui and Courtany Schick smile big after meeting poised, professional students at University of Maryland College Park’s career meet up

This Teacher Appreciation Week, we raise up both hands to acknowledge education that prepares individuals not only with practical career experience, but also with the confidence to pursue careers that allow them to bring their whole selves to work. In that, we celebrate the dedication and integrity of instructors around the globe who are the heart and soul of those programs. Gratitude teaches us what we have, and so we abound with thankfulness for this week in which we lift up those who elevate the minds of others.

The best teachers inspire. Learning comes most naturally when there’s interest, and the most impactful teachers show us why we should remain curious. Note: show, not tell. The most skilled instructors lift up pupils with praise when advancements are made and motivate them in times of trial with reminders of the patience and practice required of mastery.

Last week, at one of University of Maryland’s hiring events, YUI+Company staff Yoshi Yui and Courtany Schick met poised, professional, articulate students who, without prompting, spoke of commitment to purpose. To their professors who taught them impressive and practical communications skills, you have prepared them for the world. The UMD scholars stood out not only for their professional aptitude, but also for their empathy and curiosity towards the unknown. The UMD students were inquisitive and genuinely present.

Bill Nye once said: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” In other words, every single person in the world has something to teach us. Not coincidentally, that same belief has been expressed by many brilliant minds throughout time. Strikingly, those UMD students seemed to already know this as well. They weren’t going through the motions; they showed authentic curiosity.

Education is essential to growth, and it is not limited to a classroom or any particular university. In the last two decades, blackboards have evolved into iPads and chalk into HTML code. We raise our hands to our client, the Fund for Education Abroad, for helping make learning moments happen any and everywhere.

To the educators that promote YUI+Company’s values–community, the pursuit of excellence, collaboration and creativity, manifesting potential, and truth–we thank you. As employers, we are so grateful to you for getting the next generation ready, and present, for the world.