Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Career Positions for Humboldt Students

As a graduating senior you are no doubt trying to decide what you will do next year, or even for the next 5 years. I want to let you know more about opportunities in the public interest field.


U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. This year we are hiring 100 graduating college students to determine where this country is going: to solve our energy problems; to reform the campaign finance system; to safeguard individuals from identity theft; to fight hunger and homelessness; and make an impact on many other public interest issues.

This is my second year as a Campus Organizer, and one thing I did last year was work with students at Long Beach State to register their fellow students to vote. Since young people got the right to vote, we've actually been turning out in fewer numbers to the polls on Election Day, and as result, politicians haven't been talking about our issues. We broke the cycle of students not voting by being part of a statewide effort to register 20,000 students to vote, and then we turned out twice as many to vote in the election! Over all, youth voting increased by 4 percent nationwide, over the general population which only increased by 1 percent.

We will be holding an information session and interviews on campus on Thursday, February 14 in NHW 232 and at the Career Fair on Friday with interviews in the afternoon. I encourage you to participate in either opportunity and get back in touch with me if you are interested.

For more information I invite you to check out our website, or send me an email at: sayla@ospirgstudents.org


Sayla Eisner-Mix


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