Rachel Zanders, Class of 2014
Political Science and French Major
Is there any advice you can give to an incoming CHC student about to begin a liberal arts education?
"Take every opportunity that is given to you because those opportunities simply do not exist at any other educational institution. Get to know your professors, especially within your department, for they are the ones that will know you the best and know the most beneficial opportunities for you.
"Take every class taught by Dr. Reich and do NOT miss a single one. Most importantly, pet the campus dogs every time you see them and always take a moment to really let the beauty of the campus soak in."
Can you explain your current job position, the company and the role you serve there?
”I am the youth representative to the United Nations for the non-profit, United Nations affiliated organization, Global Education Motivators (GEM). GEM works in aiding both the local community as well as the global community to meet the constant challenges of an advancing, global society. As the youth representative, I have been able to work side by side with UNICEF and their Voices of Youth platform in reaching children from around the globe and creating conversation cross-culturally via the online platform.”
How did you end up in your current position/field?
"The head of my department, and a wonderful professor, told me about GEM and motivated me to get in touch with the president of the organization. I had an internship with them during college, so the organization knew my personality, my resume, my interests, etc. Therefore a formal interview was not needed however career development offered “mock interviews”, resume building, tips for interview attire, and provided information to aid in the entirety of the job application process."