Why did I choose AmeriCorps?

The CDE AmeriCorps crew including Mike Rosino, standing second from left.

 

I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008. Not only was I unsure of what to do with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology, I didn’t have many choices job-wise. Although I was interested in working in the non-profit sector, my only option was to resume my low paying job at a local amusement park, live a home and save up money. I found out about AmeriCorps through a friend and decided to check it out. After applying to many organizations and interviewing for a few, I received a call from the American Red Cross with some very good news. I quickly moved to Columbus and began my job as Community Disaster Education AmeriCorps Member. In this role I conduct presentations at various groups around Columbus, training them on how to prepare for disasters. With the training, public speaking and real world experiences gained through this job, I have been accepted to the University of Cincinnati on a full scholarship with a research and teaching assistantship for next fall. While things did not go as I planned, the experiences and growth that I’ve gained through this job have been priceless 

Thanks to Mike Rosino, AmeriCorps, for this post.

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