In the words of John D. Rockefeller, “if you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” During my collegiate career at Kenyon College and ensuing graduation, I have tried to live by these words spoken by one of America’s greatest businessmen. Securing a permanent position in this field is one in a long list of pursuits I have approached with passion and hard work. It is my experience that professional and personal challenges require a combination of acute attention to detail and constantly absorbing new information. I am proud to have achieved many of my own successes through methods not often cited as easy or without risk.
During my summer work as a camp counselor in the Maine wilderness and my work for the Romney campaign doing political advance, I have learned from mentors who tackle challenges and assignments with dogged determination and resilience. I am looking to advance my career in this field because I live by the strong ethics exemplified by other employees. Working as a political advance staff member for the Romney presidential campaign, I worked with national press securing optimal coverage of rallies, speeches, and off the records, I helped in the scheduling and diagramming of daily movements for top political officials, and worked endlessly to accommodate to the needs of the press, politicians, and various celebrity endorsers. Working closely with seasoned political staffers, I learned the importance of innovative promotional strategies, creative messaging techniques, and attentiveness to the smallest detail.
In attending Kenyon College, I benefited from a rigorous curriculum and small class size. The standards set by my professors required me to take accountability for my work and incited me to take pride in my writing, research, and communicatory skills. While enrolled at Kenyon, I also spent time on the varsity lacrosse team and worked as a tour guide for two years. Balancing my academic workload and extracurricular responsibilities taught me how to multitask and efficiently manage my time. Through my endeavors, I understand the intellectual and personable qualities that go into being successful and am eager to continue to learn these skills in this field.
My competitive nature and love for a challenge has led me to take the path less traveled. Through my educational and personal experiences, I have cultivated life skills that will allow me to contribute to a position in this field. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in this field and look forward to hearing from you.