The Bigger and Bolder New #GladeoLeague

When we launched the Gladeo League program in 2015, we had three goals in mind:

1. To invest in the growth of talented college students and provide them with the necessary experience, guidance, and network to pursue their dream careers.
2. To allow our interns to use their talents to spread our mission and values.
3. To create a network of exemplary students in an effort to promote the sharing of ideas and experience for the future generations. 

Gladeo is proud to announce a brand new semester for our internship program! This semester will be the biggest and boldest semester yet- and we are excited to announce some changes in our program:

the new gladeo league

This internship semester boasts the biggest group yet - we have 24 talented college students and grads in our internship team! We are excited to welcome many fresh faces in the League, as well as welcoming back some League veterans this semester. 

In addition to our traditional Creator and Reporter teams, we are welcoming two new groups to our program: the Marketing Team and the Production Team!

The Production Team will be creating video content about working professionals in a wide variety of careers and contributing to our “Virtual Career Day”, an online portal where guidance counselors and students learn about the vast array of careers from our ever-growing library of content. Meanwhile, the Marketing Team will plan online promotion projects on our social media platforms.

Classic projects such as the #GladeoGraphix series and the #CareerHighlights series will be returning, while exciting new projects will be thrown in the mix! Stay tuned! 

 

GLADEO LEAGUE LEADERSHIP TEAM

MICHELLE CHO

Michelle is the Co-Founder of Gladeo. Since 2005, Michelle has been a mentor and volunteered her time conducting college planning seminars for schools and community-based non-profits. While she was volunteering, she saw a huge gap between school and career especially for students who lived in low income neighborhoods or who were the first in their family to go to college. She started Gladeo in 2016 to bridge that gap and since then, Gladeo's online resources and workshops have helped thousands of students, teachers and counselors learn about the diverse array of careers and industries through their videos, interactive website, infographics and social media. 

Michelle Cho is an award-winning film producer who co-produced the film "Au Revoir Taipei" which won the NetPac Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Since then she has also worked in film development and financing for LUKA Productions. She was also Director of Operations for a LA-based commercial real estate company. Michelle graduated from Stanford University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.

Michelle serves as the leader and mentor for the Gladeo League's Reporter and Production Teams. 

JOSEPH FORTUNO

Joseph is the Internship Program Director and Creative Director for Gladeo. He became involved with the organization during his first semester in college, forming the foundation of the internship program with co-founder Michelle Cho.

In high school, he co-founded Herban Movement, a student-operated start-up founded at his hometown of Hercules, California. As the former Chief Executive Officer of Herban Movement, his leadership earned the student start-up the Microsoft Social Innovation Award in 2015 and was named as 'One of the Coolest Youth Start-Ups in America' by the Huffington Post. In 2015, he met with President Barack Obama and his staff at the White House to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month and discuss the role of youth entrepreneurship in society. 

Joseph documents his experiences through literature and photography on his own blog site, Joseph's World. Joseph is currently an undergrad at Cogswell College, majoring in Business Administration. 

Joseph serves as the leader for the Gladeo League's Creator and Marketing Teams. 

INDUSTRY ADVISORS

Furthermore, we are honored to have talented professionals on our team as the Gladeo League's new Industry Advisors. Our Industry Advisors will act as mentors for our young talents, providing them with training, wisdom, and guidance with their projects. 

Gabor Harrach

Gabor is a television and digital media executive, writer and producer who has created and executive produced more than 20 reality and documentary formats, which aired on significant European and North American outlets and won distinguished TV and documentary awards. Beginning in 2009, Harrach served as the head of entertainment, editorial and culture departments at Red Bull Media House. Here, he oversaw the creation of a vast portfolio of digital assets, series and documentaries that enabled Red Bull to globally distribute and monetize its content. Since 2016, Harrach has been consulting multiple global media, technology and CPG brands on digital content and platform strategy. In 2017, he joined the jury of the Cannes Lions Festival of International Creativity.

alicia cho 

Alicia is a member of the Directors Guild of America as a 2nd Assistant Director. She was accepted into the prestigious Assistant Directors Training Program through the DGA and Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. She has worked on scripted television such as The Office, Castle and 90210 and also feature films such as Oliver Stone’s Savages. She is also a food, product and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. Her clients include Crafted Hospitality, Jackson's Honest, Blue Bottle, Thrive Market and Wolfgang Puck. Alicia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance. 

Jo Kwon

Reporter/Anchor/Fill-in Host for KFI AM 640 since February of 2012. She also is the station's first multi-media journalist producing videos stories for the station's website. She started her career as the Morning Anchor and Reporter at KVTA Newstalk 1520 in Ventura. Then she went online to become the VJ/Host and Supervising Producer of 20th Century Fox's "Atomic News", a daily online news show aimed at 17-24 year olds. The next stop was KNX 1070 Newsradio. After about a month as a News Assistant, she was promoted to Producer of Money 101 and special features. She won two Golden Mikes for her work with KNX. But her true passion is on-air work. Thanks to a few mentors who truly believed in her talents, she was hired to be the General Assignment Reporter at KABC 790 in March of 2009. She has won two Golden Mikes for her stories at KABC Radio. When she's not reporting, you can often find her surfing in the Pacific and beyond or running miles along the coast.

We are also looking for Industry Advisors for our Creator and Marketing Teams! If you are interested in being a mentor for our Graphic Design and Online Marketing interns, please contact Michelle Cho at michelle@gladeo.org

Students- our summer internship program has already begun, but don't fret! We will begin accepting applications for our Fall 2017 semester on July 17th, 2017! For more information, visit our Internship Program Page

Gladeo is proud to host our internship program to a new group of talented young individuals! Stay tuned as we bring you the latest and greatest from the new #GladeoLeague !