Teach for American Info Session and Deadline

Tonight, don’t forget there will be a Teach for America information session at Woodhead lounge (competing against back-to-back I-banking and financial consulting recruitment sessions, yuck).

Seniors already in the process of applying (there are quite a few of you awesome people with uncompleted applications as of right now), please remember that the first deadline is this Friday, September 21.

Just as a fun side note, as a campus we have upped the number of people registering for the first deadline by over 500% compared to this time last year. How cool is that?

Apply now to become part of the 2008 Teach For America corps at www.teachforamerica.org/online.

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12 thoughts on “Teach for American Info Session and Deadline

  1. Anonymous

    Even if Holly didn’t get paid to advertise TFA, some other student on campus would (that’s how it works, you know, most campuses have a paid rep), and these posts would show up on Wesleying just the same.Seriously, can everyone just lay off the people who run this site? If it bugs you too much that the writers for Wesleying do have other allegiances, commitments, and affiliations, why don’t you just stop reading it?

  2. Anonymous

    Even if Holly didn’t get paid to advertise TFA, some other student on campus would (that’s how it works, you know, most campuses have a paid rep), and these posts would show up on Wesleying just the same.Seriously, can everyone just lay off the people who run this site? If it bugs you too much that the writers for Wesleying do have other allegiances, commitments, and affiliations, why don’t you just stop reading it?

  3. Anonymous

    Even if Holly didn’t get paid to advertise TFA, some other student on campus would (that’s how it works, you know, most campuses have a paid rep), and these posts would show up on Wesleying just the same.

    Seriously, can everyone just lay off the people who run this site? If it bugs you too much that the writers for Wesleying do have other allegiances, commitments, and affiliations, why don’t you just stop reading it?

  4. Holly

    Completely honest answers here:1) Yes, I do get paid, but not much. Not enough to mean I can quit my real part-time job. In fact, I probably need to take on a third job just to get by this semester. 2) I was seriously planning to apply for TFA, but I won the Beinecke scholarship for graduate school last spring which won’t allow me to defer for the two years after graduation (unless I were to literally win some other fellowship for graduate school such as the Rhodes, etc.). 3) To preempt this question, Teach for America is not a volunteer organization in that you do get paid a starting teacher salary. It’s not asking people to sacrifice to join the corps, it’s literally a job opportunity that also helps children. That means, for example, if you were working in New York City you could expect to earn over $40,000 plus benefits your first year out.

  5. Holly

    Completely honest answers here:1) Yes, I do get paid, but not much. Not enough to mean I can quit my real part-time job. In fact, I probably need to take on a third job just to get by this semester. 2) I was seriously planning to apply for TFA, but I won the Beinecke scholarship for graduate school last spring which won’t allow me to defer for the two years after graduation (unless I were to literally win some other fellowship for graduate school such as the Rhodes, etc.). 3) To preempt this question, Teach for America is not a volunteer organization in that you do get paid a starting teacher salary. It’s not asking people to sacrifice to join the corps, it’s literally a job opportunity that also helps children. That means, for example, if you were working in New York City you could expect to earn over $40,000 plus benefits your first year out.

  6. Holly

    Completely honest answers here:

    1) Yes, I do get paid, but not much. Not enough to mean I can quit my real part-time job. In fact, I probably need to take on a third job just to get by this semester.

    2) I was seriously planning to apply for TFA, but I won the Beinecke scholarship for graduate school last spring which won’t allow me to defer for the two years after graduation (unless I were to literally win some other fellowship for graduate school such as the Rhodes, etc.).

    3) To preempt this question, Teach for America is not a volunteer organization in that you do get paid a starting teacher salary. It’s not asking people to sacrifice to join the corps, it’s literally a job opportunity that also helps children. That means, for example, if you were working in New York City you could expect to earn over $40,000 plus benefits your first year out.

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