YMCA career candidate profile
Hometown/YMCA: Westfield, Mass.
Major: Youth Development
Minor: YMCA Professional Studies
Graduation Year: 2013
Favorite quote: “Be yourself because the people who mind don’t matter and the people who matter don’t mind.”
Notable YMCA Experiences:
The Leaders Club pushed me to become the person I am today. It has helped me discover my passion for a YMCA career.
Notable Springfield College Experiences:
- Attending Pre-Camp - it set the mood for my leadership goals
- Attending Leadership Training Camp - it helped me connect with students and my identity
- Attending the YMCA International Studies program trip to London, England and the Leadership Summit held at the Silver Bay YMCA in New York
- Making connections with all sorts of different people
Why Springfield College?
I knew I wanted to work for a YMCA. Springfield College has the YMCA program and leadership opportunities. These programs will help me where I want to go.
How has your involvement with the YMCA Professional Studies Program been beneficial to you?
Since I’ve been here the last five months or so, I’ve connected with my passion for the "Y" and met others with the same passion.
Career plans after graduation:
I want to become a youth and teen director and an aquatics director. I love the Leaders club, and ultimately would love to serve as an advisor. I want to give back to teens since Leaders was a huge part of my life.
LEARN. LEAD. SERVE.
Contact us! We’d love to hear from you!
Office of YMCA Relations
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797