Published in Parks & Recreation, Volume 46, Issue 10, October 1, 2011, pages 61-62.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Keri Schwab was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
KATIE, A 26 year-old volunteer coordinator for an educational nonprofit, was on her fifth "job" since graduating from college and in the process of applying for a sixth. Her resume read like a magazine article for 20-somethings: Six jobs to try before 30! She had served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, an international volunteer, worked a seasonal job with a film institute, completed a contract for an environmental group, and finally settled into a volunteer coordinator position. Next up, she was applying for an outreach position with an environmental non-profit. Well qualified and with excellent references, her biggest challenge was explaining why she was on her fifth job in as many years.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration