Professional Writing Brochure November 2013 - Page 9

Ashley WALDORF Outdoor Education Instructor at Pali Institute Running Springs, California Ashley Waldorf is a 2008 Professional Writing graduate who is now an outdoor education instructor at Pali Institute, a supplementary education facility in Running Springs, California. She teaches science, leadership, and outdoor education through project-based, experiential lessons. “I get to live in the mountains and teach kids about things that matter!” “The project planning and teamwork components of the program helped prepare me for the professional ?eld.” “I joined Teach For America after undergrad, and after that, kept my eyes peeled for new opportunities,” Waldorf said. “The project planning and teamwork components of the program helped prepare me for the professional ?eld.” She used the contacts and network she had established through Teach for America to get the job she has now, but she also made sure to always keep searching for a job that really spoke to her. “Jobs and opportunities are lurking everywhere, but you need to ?nd and take advantage of them. Only apply to jobs that you can honestly see yourself being happy at. If the job isn’t truly appealing to you, don’t waste your time with the application process. Invest that time in something you really are interested in!” Check out Ashley’s online portfolio at www.msu.edu/~waldorfa/portfolio