I am currently a student at Malcolm X Community College. At this time, I am exploring career options that will utilize my skills in communication and team work, allow me to work with people from many different backgrounds, and provide me the opportunity to travel.
I have always been one to take initiative in order to challenge myself to improve. For example, I know that whatever career I choose, good communication skills will be required. So in high school, I consistently asked my English teacher for extra work in order to help me develop the ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner. Now that I am in college, I have continued to gain experience by working part time jobs, including serving as a Bike Ambassador for the Chicago Park District and as a Sales Associate at Gap.
The America Needs You Fellows Program is yet another example of how I challenge myself to improve. Through the group work and roles plays, it allows me to practice my professional skills and helps me to build confidence. With increased confidence and communication skills I know that I can achieve my goals.