There have been periods within my life that have played a significant role. The most prominent was the six years leading up to earning my Eagle Scout. The life lessons and skills I learned have helped me succeed greatly, most recently with the acceptance into the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program.
With my training in Boy Scouts, I was taught to assess situations, work in teams, and have the humility to ask for help when needed. Using these skills enabled me to quickly adapt to the work environment, and complete the work given to me in a timely manner. This characteristic was especially forged during my Eagle Scout project, where I had to create plans, set goals, and accomplish them by a certain date.
In Scouts, I learned to interact well and respect others professionally, and developed a strong work ethic. The strong work ethic pushes me to finish a project in a timely manner. Interacting with and learning from co-workers has helped me tremendously. The structure of Scouting also helped in regards to protocol, and how a government organization runs their operation. I have begun to make connections with the interpersonal skills I've developed, and expect this to benefit me while searching for work.
Although I have only been in D.C. for two weeks, I feel comfortable from my training and feel that in the following weeks I will be able to learn with ease, and succeed because of earning my Eagle Scout.
University of Washington, 2010
BA IAS - Global Studies, minor Human Rights
Washington Scholars Fellowship, Summer 2011
Zeta Psi, Phi Lambda 2010