The process of job searching is definitely a tedious one. Sitting in front of a computer for hours and reading descriptions of job opportunities that you may or may not be qualified for is exhausting and discouraging. This is why I love networking so much. My love of networking will shine through this post like it did the last because it helped me snag a pretty great internship last week.
Remember in my last post when I wrote about having lunch with an old friend from high school? Well, thanks to that conversation, I learned about this internship at A Gift for Teaching (AGFT). I immediately emailed them my resume and cover letter, where I let them know how much this non-profit meant to me. I volunteered there for many years, and I still feel a strong connection to their goal of helping students in need. I love this organization, and I’m so excited to be working with them. I’m in a position where I am constantly learning new things and that is a wonderful challenge for the student in me. I can’t wait to learn more and see the result of all of the hard work that everyone is putting in to make AGFT’s big Back-to-School Blast! a successful and fun event.
*Endnote: Since I’m already on that topic, I’d like to write a little bit about this project that I will be working on for a few months. The Back-to-School Blast! is an event where adults can not only act like kids by playing games in the game room, but to also help kids by participating in the silent auction. This is where hotels, theme parks, cable companies, spas, and others companies have donated very generous items and/or gift certificates for services to be bid on.
All proceeds from this event will go towards A Gift for Teaching to help 190,000 kids in need!
There will even be a chance for some lucky person to win a car in a drawing of chance! You can find out more information about this event by clicking here.