I learned a lot in the three hours standing behind this table. One, most people dress up for college fair. I was rocking jeans and a t-shirt and I was SERIOUSLY underdressed. Two, knowing the requirements for acceptance is a good plan. And three, some of these kids were seriously prepared!! I had several kids give me resumes and academic scores, and one kid, when filling out his info card, just stuck a sticker with his name and contact info on it. I was duly impressed. Also, the DeSoto culinary arts students made a DELICIOUS dinner. I may actually VOLUNTEER again next year!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
My Debt to my School
I went to college at a small, private, liberal arts Catholic university in Austin. What Up ST. ED'S! Three out of the five years I was there, I worked as a student worker/intern for the Alumni and Parent Programs office. So I helped out with all alumni events, like Homecoming and Night at the Ballpark and the Alumni Board meetings, and I really enjoyed it!! I loved my bosses, and we had the most kickass group ever. The point is I really bonded with my bosses by the time I graduated. So of course, as an alumna, I got voluntold for a lot of things. Voluntold is when you're asked to do something but there really is no room for a "No". This has continued, becoming less and less as my former bosses moved on from St. Ed's and yesterday, I had my final "voluntold" scenario. My last boss, who is amazing and a good friend, is leaving St. Ed's for a better job, and as one of her last things, she suggested me as a volunteer for one of the college fairs in Dallas. So I bucked up, put on my St. Edward's t-shirt, and went off to DeSoto High School to convince kids to consider St. Ed's as their college of choice.