Sunday, February 7, 2010

Consider a Job with U.S.PIRG

As a graduating senior you are no doubt trying to decide what you will do next year, or even for the next 5 years. Consider a job with U.S.PIRG and consider being a part of taking on the problems our country faces!

U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. They have inherited some very big problems- from a failing economy and a broken health care system to the challenge of global warming. But, they also know this OUR opportunity to make an impact on these problems. U.S. PIRG has 35 year track record of organizing on these issues. And, they’re hiring over 100 graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact on these issues as a campus organizer or in their fellowship program.

Catherine Ngo joined the U.S. PIRG team as a fellow in Philadelphia after graduating from Wesleyan in 2008. Within her first three months on staff, she had organized a town hall meeting and lobbied state and federal legislators in support of high speed rail. This year, she has focused on mobilizing small business owners and other activists to pass health care reform through Congress.

They will be holding an information session and interviews on campus on Monday, March 1, at 5:30 PM in Albritton 103. Interviews will be conducted at the CRC on Tuesday, March 2. You are encouraged to participate in either opportunity and get back in touch with Catherine if you are interested.

For more information, check out their website, or send Catherine Ngo ‘08 an email at

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