Key Club Motivation

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My mother always said that things happen for a reason. I believe that the reason I joined Key Club during my freshman year of high school was to lead me to my major, public relations. At the time, I wanted to join the student-led community service organization just to improve my college applications.
However, I quickly became engrossed in the organization, building my passion for serving others and eventually becoming club webmaster the following year. I routinely spent weeknights sorting clothes for clothing drives or passing out cans at local food banks, and my weekends were consumed with volunteering at charity 5k races.
My involvement with Key Club reached a peak during my senior year, when I served as the Pennsylvania Key Club District
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Thus, the primary support that we provided to individual clubs was assistance with their fundraising efforts. Through this engagement and by co-chairing two annual Eliminate 5k races in my home club, I gained valuable experience with fundraising and seeking corporate sponsors. Although project knowledge and passion were key elements of these fundraising efforts, the most valuable skills that I learned from these fundraisers were in speaking with people on a professional level, and learning to be confident in a setting where I was not always so sure of …show more content…
Most of all, I am eager to contribute my efforts to projects that have the potential to impact thousands of students, faculty, and alumni across the Penn State community. Previous employers have commented that I am one of the quickest learners that they have ever trained, so I am confident that I will be able to catch on quickly and dive head-first into the initial tasks and requirements of the internship program.
The summer internship with the Division of Development & Alumni Relations combines my two current passions: nonprofit work and Penn State. I feel that I would be a perfect fit for this position and that I could contribute fresh and creative ideas based on my experiences with Key Club. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further about this internship. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for clarification at (814) 952-1170 or ekh5175@psu.edu. Thank you for your

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