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Preparing for Your Interview: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail

Even the most confident people are nervous at interviews.  Who wouldn’t be?  A lot is riding on a 30-minute conversation where your personality and career successes are scrutinized. 

I bet you can remember your worst interview; I do!

I had researched thoroughly.  And as always, I showed up 15 minutes early to scan through my notes one last time in the busy public lobby.

Eventually, my name was called, and I took the endless walk down the oak paneled corridor to the interviewer’s office.  I sat down in the overheated room and faced my interviewer.

It was tough!  The questions were in-depth, and my interviewer was giving nothing away in his reactions. 

As the interview progressed, I was becoming more and more in need of water.  My nerves and the heated room caused my throat to dry up, and I could barely speak.  Too keen to impress, I did not dare ask for a drink, and I had not brought one with me.

Approximately 20 minutes in, I could not speak at all, except in a suffocated whisper.  The interviewer, now concerned for my wellbeing...

Activism Success: Pro-Life Students Encourage Dialogue with #GreatDay2BeAlive Celebration
Activism Success: Pro-Life Students Encourage Dialogue with #GreatDay2BeAlive Celebration

Conservative students are routinely harassed and attacked for their views.  This environment can make starting a dialog on the issues difficult.

Students for Life at the Ohio State University celebrated #GreatDay2BeAlive by encouraging...

LI Trains Conservatives for Success in 2016
LI Trains Conservatives for Success in 2016

Last year was an exciting year for many reasons! 

In 2016, the Leadership Institute trained 10,274 conservatives, launched new online programs, and trained candidates and campaign staff across the country -- all thanks to the generous support of LI donors.

Through 2016, Institute graduates impacted campaigns across the country.  

Activism Success: Students Arrested During Empty Holster Protest Garner National Attention and Bring Change to their Campus
Activism Success: Students Arrested During Empty Holster Protest Garner National Attention and Bring Change to their Campus

Your next activism event can be just what it takes to turn the tide and eliminate unconstitutional policy on your campus. When Students for Concealed Carry at the University of South Alabama organized an empty holster protest with the goal of highlighting the school’s unconstitutional policy, the activism event was so successful the students were charged with violating the school weapons policy.

When this unconstitutional treatment garnered national attention, the school was forced to...

So You Got an Internship for Christmas?

Good for you!  D.C. is excited to have you here because, if we’re truly honest with ourselves, those of us in the non-profit sector, think tanks, and on the Hill depend upon you to keep our organizations running.  I was in your shoes.  I have been an intern more than once, starting a new adventure in a strange land.

Many thoughts went through my head in the weeks leading up to my internship at the Leadership Institute.  What if I can’t find my accommodation on the first day?  What if I’m not as smart as I thought?  What if, what if…

I’ve been there. Trust me, you will...

Ben Woodward works with Leadership Institute's Conservative Jobs.  You can contact LI for a free career consultation and get career help on ConservativeJobs.com.

Why Your Campaign Skills Make You an Asset

Whether you are looking for a job in the administration, think tanks, non-profits, or on the Hill, seize the moment. The current opportunities in the conservative movement are boundless. Following the election, hundreds of vacancies are opening up as people change jobs. 

If you’re coming off a campaign, you may have gained skills which will make you an asset. The following skills you have learned could carry you to your dream job...

Activism Success: Activism Events Change Campus Policy
Activism Success: Activism Events Change Campus Policy

Earlier this month at Middle Tennessee State University, the Turning Point USA group worked with their Leadership Institute Field Representative to hold a free speech ball event on campus, which started the conversation on campus about safe spaces.

Thanksgiving is a Day to Celebrate, and be Thankful for, our Religious Freedom
Thanksgiving is a Day to Celebrate, and be Thankful for, our Religious Freedom

The myth of the First Thanksgiving is held dear by most Americans:  Pilgrims, having reaped a glorious harvest of squash and other vegetables, shared a feast with Indian friends in 1621. The reality, alas, is a bit different. The Pilgrims of Plymouth landed in the New World in December 1620, and the following spring celebrated a day of Thanksgiving for having survived the cold Massachusetts winter.

Activism Success: Students, Athletes, and Professors Join in Fight for Free Speech
Activism Success: Students, Athletes, and Professors Join in Fight for Free Speech

Students at Oregon State University held a free speech ball and found support from students on their campus.  From football players to professors, people were getting involved and signing the free speech ball to support free speech on campus.

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Activism Success: "Criminals" for Gun Free Campus Educate Students about the Right of Self Defense

Calling out the hypocrisy of your unconstitutional campus policies is a great way to grab attention and have some fun. Students for Concealed Carry on campus at Michigan State University did just that.

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