In My Passion for Politics on February 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm
On November 2nd, 2011 the University of Pennsylvania hosted the Obama Student Summit. The purpose of this event was to officially launch the Young Americans for Obama program across the country. I was pleased when I was asked to be one of the three students chosen to sit on stage as a panelists. Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina, Mayor Michael Nutter, and White House Policy Advisor Melody Barnes were on hand to answer questions about the President’s work for young Americans.
Students from campuses around Philadelphia joined together for this exciting nationally broadcasted event. This summit kicked off “Greater Together”, the campaign’s initiative for organizing young Americans for Barack Obama. Greater Together is about the power of young people working together to build a future based on values they believe in. Young Americans are Greater Together when united, regardless of gender, race, community or sexual orientation. Young people will help rebuild middle class security and will play a vital role in our ability to out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world.
In Temple University on December 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Temple University Undergraduate Admissions is looking to hire new Owl Ambassadors (tour guides). Owl Ambassadors provide prospective students and families with weekday tours, along with working selected weekend events. Owl Ambassadors also work at the front desks of Conwell Hall and the Welcome Center, along with the Admissions Call Center.
Owl Ambassadors must be outgoing and personable, responsible and punctual, charismatic and involved on campus, and above all else, passionate about Temple University! We also look for students who have stellar public speaking skills, the ability to work well with others and possess a positive attitude.
How to Apply!
The official selection process being in January 2012. You can file an application now via StudentJobs@Temple on your TUPortal. Search for Req# TUS-6667
The hiring process is three phases.
1. All applicants will be invited to a group interview session called “Meet the Owls” sometime in late January or early February.
2. After Session 1, we will select a few applicants to return for an individual interview/presentation during the first 3 week of February.
3. Selected candidates (from Session 2) will be then be asked to assist our staff with an Experience Temple Day for admitted students. Position notifications will be sent in early March and training will begin shortly thereafter. Training in the spring is unpaid; payment will start in Fall 2012.
In My Passion for Politics on December 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm
A trip to Washington D.C. was exactly the boost I needed to help get through the last few weeks of the semester. After spending an entire summer in the nation’s capital I’m sure you can imagine how many times I have seen the White House. However, this time I wasn’t just going to stand outside and peer through the iron gates that are positioned hundreds of feet away from the President’s home. This time I was going beyond the gates and into the actual building! Ever year the White House opens its doors for its Annual Christmas Tour. This is the only time of the year you’re permitted to take pictures inside the White House.
We toured most of the East Wing. In each room there was a plaque that gave you a brief history of the room and furniture inside of it. The First Lady usually takes on the task of planning the theme and decorations each year. This year the theme was “Christmas with Bo.” In almost every room they had some type of figurine that looked just like the “First Dog” and was made by younger students from schools across the country.
We were almost late but we made just in time. The three hours in the car, one hour on the Metro, and half mile I had to run was completely worth it! Looks like I can FINALLY cross off “go inside the White House” off my bucket list.