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Are you just out of college looking for a chance to make a MAJOR DIFFERENCE?
Are you passionate about improvements to the EDUCATION system in America?
Are you eager to join a TEAM of smart, fun and motivated individuals?
Are you excited to use your SKILLS and CREATIVITY to help grow an early stage organization?
Then come STRIVE with us!
Strive for College is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our innovative three-month internship program to help with marketing. We are looking for an outgoing, results oriented recent college graduate able to communicate Strive verbally and through online and print materials. As a member of this internship program team, you should be willing to take the initiative to come up with your own ideas to help us take Strive to the next level.
What you can expect from Strive:
Located in the Menlo Park area, these internships include a $5,000 stipend and could lead to a full time job! This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain incredible leadership experience and learn essential business skills while making a tangible difference working for a fast-paced startup nonprofit with tremendous potential.
What Strive expects from you:
As a startup organization, we need people who can fill a variety of roles. You will come to the program with moderate to exceptional web, video, print design and PR experience and willingness to learn how to perform any design or communication tasks that you haven’t had experience filling before. Your position will entail generating Strive’s press, creating print and web design materials, and managing Strive’s social media outlets.
Additionally, we are seeking individuals with the following personality traits:
•Highly creative and ambitious
•Ability to design, format and produce professional promotional materials
•Excellent written, communication and analytical skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Word, InDesign, PhotoShop, DreamWeaver or other graphic design programs
•Quick learner with an aptitude for problem solving
•Enthusiastic about college access
EMAIL YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tom Vander Ark
Partner, Revolution Learning
Strive for College matches mentors with bubble kids and helps them make positive high school choices and the best possible post secondary choice. I'm a director and believe kids need more support than most get. Here's advice from Executive Director Michael Carter.
The college application process, like navigating the job search process for the first time, is not rocket science. However, both are often confusing, counterintuitive and very time-consuming. Most importantly, both are subjective - there is no such thing as the best college, despite what the US News and World Report would like you to believe. When a high schooler asks the question "What is the best job?", the response is always another question: "Well, what do you want to do?". Traditional education is not designed to support dialog; individualized instruction has been impossible due to the prohibitive cost. Technology makes individualized education possible and it can be less expensive than traditional education. Outcomes are better b...
Friday, November 5, 2010
Exciting news! The new Strive video, complied by Chris Sopher with footage taken from my site visits around the country is finally here!
The video premiered at our Nov 1st event with Joe Stiglitz and is now available for you all to see as well. Enjoy!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
So here at the University of Georgia we are in our second year of Strive, which means we're still in the creation and promotion stages of development. Last year was impacting, as expected, with mentors working hard at Classic City High School. This year, we're hoping to expand our outreach to more than one high school and have already heard positive feedback from at least one more school.
Being a relatively new organization on campus, we have a lot of opportunity to do things big and do things right, which is what we're currently striving to do. We have a lot of big things planned for our campus and our community! One way is through our percentage nights at local venues, bars and restaurants in Athens that serve the dual purpose of getting our name out AND getting funds for transportation costs to and from the high schools, meeting essentials (can't forget the pizza!) and campus tours for our mentees.
We're really looking for to the growth that's going to happen with Strive at UGA over this next semester and next year. We'll definitely keep you updated!