All Careers Considered: The Importance of Networking with Sam Gilchrist

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Sam Gilchrist graduated in 2006 and studied Anthropology and Political Science. In this episode, he shares his story with Molly, including everything from what it was like changing his major at IU and deciding not to pursue his original plan of becoming a doctor to what it’s been like moving around the country for different jobs in political organizing and campaign management, including working for the Obama campaign. Now he serves as the Western Campaigns Director for the National Resources Defense Council in Denver, CO. You probably won’t be surprised to hear how he landed this cool opportunity and the ones prior: networking! 

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To connect with Sam, please visit his profile on the Walter Center Success Network. 

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