Holy Cross Grad Reflects on Nonprofit Experience in ‘What Did You Do for Winter Break?’

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 29th, 2017 by 

Lillie Reder '17, wrote an essay about her winter breaks at Holy Cross, which the Chronicle of Higher Education published along with a collection of other essays.

Many Holy Cross students continue to live the mission away from class over Christmas break, and an essay by Lillie Reder ’17 published in the Chronicle of Higher Education is a testament to making the most of the holiday hiatus.

“For two winter breaks I returned to campus a week before the start of second semester to attend my college’s annual Non-Profit Careers Conference,” Reder said, “Participants spent the week diving into the logistics of running, maintaining, and expanding nonprofit organizations by sitting in on lectures given by our faculty and visiting guests and engaging directly with local nonprofits here in Worcester, Mass.”

Reflecting on her experiences, Reder said, “I learned a lot from the marketing work and lectures and formed relationships with people I otherwise never would have met. I also came away with a better understanding of the passion and determination behind running a small nonprofit.”

Reder now brings the knowledge from her dedication to service to the Kuskokwim Consortium Library in Fairbanks, Alaska as an Adult Services Coordinator.

Read the full piece at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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