I found out about this position from Morgan Teruel, an advisor in the Career Center. She had initially emailed the job opportunity to all current and recent students, and it definitely caught my attention. Once I did a little bit of further research on the opportunities for future full time positions following the fellowship, I had decided to contact Morgan and Laura Acosta for further information.
What was the interview process like for this position?
The interview process was quick and painless! I initially applied and then was contacted for an interview with Morgan Teruel and Laura Acosta in the career center. This was actually the only interview I went through, and it was very helpful/beneficial in really explaining what the requirements and expectations for the fellows were. About 3 weeks following the interview I was called and informed I had been selected as a fellow.
Who will you be working with and what will you be doing?
I will be working for the city of Hemet alongside the city manager, Alexander Meyerhoff. I will be working on an executive team that is implementing initiatives for strategic planning for the city council, a downtown specific business plan, and an economic developmental plan.
What are you most excited about in this opportunity?
I am most excited to be working alongside one of the highest ranking officials in a public administration position at the city government level. I have heard nothing but incredible things about Mr. Meyerhoff, so I am beyond excited to learn from him and his entire team.
What are you hoping to do for work after you graduate and how do you think this opportunity will benefit you in pursuing your future goals?
I have graduated with a bachelor of science in health care administration and am currently pursuing my Masters of Business Administration. I have had many passions, goals and dream jobs over the years that correlate with my education experience, but I would love to one day hold a high leadership position within a city in Southern California. I believe this fellowship will allow me to begin a successful and meaningful career in city government leadership.