For a young person, I have wide range of work experience. I started when I was 11 years old; working as a mother's helper. I continued working as a young teenager in restaurants, handing out news papers and various retail environments. Money, of course, is a very encouraging factor, especially for a teenager. But even then, I knew that the skills and relationships I was cultivating would grow in value over time; the kind of personal value that you can't buy with money. Through my experiences I've realized what drives me is having a deep appreciation for what I do and who I work for; I continue to search for a career that gives me a sense of fulfillment. As an intelligent and well rounded person, jobs come relatively easy, but I'm searching for something more than a job. I want the opportunity to fuse my passions and skills into a career. Although I view my work history as "jobs"? and not "careers"?, I value the skills and experiences I've gained from them. Having held an assortment of positions in varying fields I've learned to pick up new skills quickly and work harmoniously in teams and individually. Personally, I seek to lessen the footprint I leave behind on the environment. Other passions of mine include various social causes that aim to improve global quality of life, civil rights and education. Working for an employer that shares those ideals is important to me. I continuously work on growing my network and abilities as I figure out how I want to apply myself in a career. I feel that I've learned more after college and I consistently seek out knowledge. Ultimately, I would love to be a part of something that was mutually beneficial; a place I could apply my skill set, continue learning, be a part of a team and feel my time is well spent and appreciated.