Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 9:00pm EDT
The end of the school year often means little sleep, lots of studying, multiple exams and final projects–stress!–for many students. Not to mention the pressure of trying to line up employment once classes get out! Give us one hour of your time and we’ll give you some ideas that will help you tackle the end of the school year with confidence and calm.
Since graduating from college with a degree in math and music, Jessica Hays has worked as a teacher in Chicago and a financial analyst at The Mother Church. Throughout the past four years in Boston, she has also taken graduate level classes, tutored math at a local charter school, served on the governing board of an elementary school, taught Sunday School, and performed with musician Alex Cook throughout the country. Jessica is passionate about all aspects of education. This year, she applied and was accepted to two Ivy League graduate schools to study Education Policy. But first, in order to deepen her understanding of the issues facing schools today (and to hang out with some cool kids), she’ll be returning this summer to her native Texas to teach high school math through Teach For America. After completing her 2-year teaching assignment, she hopes to return to graduate school – or wherever God leads next!
Cory Johnson is a student at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He enjoys working with the chaplain’s office at his school and getting to know other faith groups on campus. The CSO has provided him with the support he’s needed to share Christian Science with his community. Last year the Northwestern CSO hosted an interfaith panel on prayer as well as a lecture on Mary Baker Eddy and her role as a woman religious leader. So he’s very aware of the variety of opportunities available to established CSOs.
Evan Mehlenbacher received a BA in economics from Stanford University and then he joined the family business, a large farming venture in Washington State that included apple, plum, and cherry orchards. Along with the daily challenges of operating a business, Evan was on a spiritual pursuit for answers to such questions as, “What makes life worth living? How can I be of help to others?” A highlight for Evan was seeing the effect of prayer at work in his daily life — in resolving conflict among personnel on the ranch, learning how to run a business successfully, overcoming health challenges, and helping others. Five years into the family business, he married, made a career change, and began the full-time practice of Christian Science healing. Today Evan travels to share a spiritual perspective with audiences that helps them find better health, live a happier life, and improve the world they live in.
Ariana Herlinger is on the management team at TMC Youth. She lived in West Africa for three years where she worked for the Peace Corps. For the past five years she’s been working with college students and church communities around the world. She recently completed an MBA program with a focus on business development in Africa, all while not skipping a beat on the job.