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Kimley-Horn and ScholarShot Provide Career Guidance and Mentorship to Dallas Students

Dallas ScholarShot students

Kimley-Horn & ScholarShot On-site Event

After hosting a successful virtual panel in 2020 that helped underserved Dallas students learn about industry opportunities, Kimley-Horn hosted an event in 2022 for ScholarShot students to explore career options and learn about professional development.  

Kimley-Horn welcomed students and ScholarShot staff members to its Dallas office for a tour, career development workshops, and a lunch Q&A opportunity. Through these face-to-face interactions, students were able to explore Kimley-Horn’s distinctive culture.  

The two-hour visit included an overview of the firm presented by Jose Correa, an office tour led by Jackie Summers, a careers-at-Kimley-Horn informational and resume workshop led by Katelyn Zuberbueler and Kelly Fahrenthold, and a discussion on self-care and authenticity in the workplace led by Emily Panozzo. Eric Nestares, and Hiron Fernando also participated in the day, giving students additional networking opportunities. 

Ongoing Mentorship

In addition to the 2020 and 2022 Kimley-Horn ScholarShot events, several Kimley-Horn employees are ongoing mentors with ScholarShot’s educational program. Jose Correa, a Kimley-Horn civil engineer focused on development services, has been a ScholarShot mentor for several years. He enjoys giving back by facilitating open dialogue and providing guidance to his mentee.

“Thinking back on my college days, I didn’t have a lot of direction, and I probably could have used a mentor to give me advice. It’s been very rewarding for me to be that person that I didn’t have when I was going through college.”

Jose recently helped his mentee prepare, search, and interview for an internship, and is pleased to report that his mentee is enjoying a summer internship with a local contractor in the Dallas area.  

Through hosting events, providing student scholarship funding through the Kimley-Horn Foundation, and encouraging involvement, Kimley-Horn continues to support both ScholarShot’s mission and employees who are dedicated to sharing their time and experiences with students.  

In July 2023, Kimley-Horn was awarded the ScholarShot Social Impact Award at the Platinum level in recognition of our ongoing partnership and support.

Learn More about ScholarShot

ScholarShot is a Dallas nonprofit that supports the college and career development of students through scholarships, mentorship, and academic guidance. The program primarily provides services for at-risk and first-generation college students while helping them achieve educational success, pursue their passions, and develop their career potential.