Pennsylvania's Grove City College students welcome LI's Youth Leadership School

April 11, 2011 | By

Dozens of highly energized students at Grove City College in Pennsylvania participated in the Leadership Institute’s Youth Leadership School.

Student Brian Lonto enjoyed “learning how to be an effective political force,” a skill he is planning to utilize on campus, but also as he prepares for a career “to influence politics as a non-politician.”  Brian was encouraged that even though he is only a student, “I can [still] influence politics outside the political spectrum.”

The students assembled for the YLS were not only getting ready to tackle campus issues, but also their future career prospects. “I would tell [any friend] that this training is absolutely crucial if they want to go into politics,” said Kristie Eshelman, adding “I eventually want to work on a campaign or run for office in local politics.”

During the busy weekend, the engaged students learned the ins and outs of campus activism and leadership, and “how to use the power of youth to further your cause,” student Sharon Koss said.

Also available to students was a lecture about networking, interviewing, resumes and how to land a job in DC—at a Capitol Hill office, on a campaign, or at a conservative nonprofit.

LI’s Director of Employment Placement Service Andrea McCarthy reviewed students’ resumes and advised those not already on ConservativeJobs.com to make an account. Andrea said, “The students were really receptive and put into practice what they learned. I’ve seen some resumes since the YLS and they look much better.”

Andrea said because of the weekend training, LI’s relationship with Grove City College’s career services has been strengthened. Now, on a weekly basis, college students receive an email of featured jobs and internships advertised on Conservative Jobs.

At the end of the weekend, student Emily Seelman had reached a verdict, “It was definitely intense, but absolutely worth every minute!”

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