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22 Feb: Tech Center Teens Get Career Advice From Best Buy

When it comes to applying for a first job — or any job for that matter — many people stress over writing their resume and preparing for the interview process.

Best Buy recently helped 25 students from the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Little Black Pearl in Chicago learn how to turn that stress into success during a company-sponsored career workshop.

The goal: to give the students pointers on professionalism and how to stand out as a job candidate.

“It was amazing to see the “ah-ha” moments when they learned to look at things differently” said Frank Barciak, a human resource manager for Best Buy Mobile.

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05 Jun: VIDEO: Here’s What the Best Buy Teen Tech Center’s Doing for Chicago

On Chicago’s violence-riddled South Side, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Little Black Pearl charter school is more than a safe haven for teens.

One of four such Best Buy-supported locations around the country, the center is where students experiment, collaborate and play with cutting-edge technology and develop skills for their future success.

And this year, Best Buy will add more sites in Denver, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Jersey City, too – bringing the Best Buy Teen Tech Center total to eight nationwide.