When I graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar, W&J, friends, and family, I decided to join the PULSE program in Pittsburgh, PA.
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. They invite recent college graduates (like myself) to partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. I got excited about the PULSE program because I had the opportunity to not only transition into adulthood and the professional world in this great city, but also have the opportunity to give back to it and explore my different career interests.
I am looking forward to meeting so many new fellows and learning how to be more independent than I was in college. My hope for the year is to learn more about myself in all aspects and gain valuable experiences with friendships and career development.
Part of my first task as a PULSE participant is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this work. I realize that I can’t do this work alone, that I need others to come alongside me and partner with me.