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A Crack in the Glass Ceiling….Emily Chrisinger

06 Jul iMADdu Blog | Comments Off
A Crack in the Glass Ceiling….Emily Chrisinger

Generally, the glass ceiling refers to the barrier that keep women and minorities from reaching potential in jobs, regardless of their qualifications. But today, I believe it can relate to almost anyone. With the job market in the gutter, students have to strive to keep themselves incredibly qualified in order to stand out from the crowd. I graduated from a high school that had a 99% standard of students continuing on to college. 99 percent. That means my peers, assuming they complete college, will be just as, even more, qualified than I am once we graduate college. This is one school, one tiny school in the Fairfax county education system, which is just one system in the nation. Some could see the positive, more people are going on to college and educating themselves, but once we graduate where do we go? We need to do something in our college experience to crack the glass ceiling. Something to distinct ourselves from the dozens of other students just as qualified as us, something to make us stand out. iMADdu is giving me the opportunity to stand out. It is placing me in organizations I normally would not be affiliated with, which is only increasing my odds of standing out in the job market. I don’t want to be one of those students, who regardless of their qualifications cannot surpass the glass ceiling. I want to make a difference, and iMADdu is giving me the tools I need to do accomplish that.

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