Author Archives: anmhays

Making the decision to diversify

Last Thursday I was given the opportunity to attend Huntington Banks’s Seeds For Growth workshop held at the Columbus Museum of Art. Seeds for Growth is a professional development opportunity for executive directors, presidents/CEOs, board leaders and development directors of … Continue reading

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College never ends.

The last weeks of my fellowship at Cristo Rey High School have arrived and it feels strangely reminiscent of my days as a student entering finals week. The circumstances are similar: a 10-week project culminating as a final presentation and … Continue reading

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Cross-Network Collaboration

Mid-way through week 8, I am finally wrapping what has been my favorite part of my summer working at CRCHS. I’ve spent the last few weeks scheduling phone calls and interviews with development directors in Cristo Rey schools across the … Continue reading

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Post-grad: A New Type of Networking

During the latter half of my college experience, there was nothing more stressed by my professors and mentors than the importance of learning how to network. From learning the proper communication channels all the way through the infamous elevator pitch … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Seen the Last of Us!

In my 45-second elevator pitch about my Columbus Foundation fellowship position with Cristo Rey HS, I often finish by explaining that the school is housed in the old Ohio School for the Deaf building, located right next to the Topiary … Continue reading

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“What do you do if your roommate steals your shampoo?”

It was the second to last week of June–4 weeks into my fellowship at Cristo Rey Columbus HS. I was loving my position, the people, the networking opportunities, and I was excited about what I was learning and researching. However … Continue reading

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What do you mean by “fellow”?

It’s often hard to explain to my friends and family what it means to be in a “fellowship” role. Usually they squint their eyes and nod slowly as I attempt to explain and many, I’m sure, leave the conversation thinking … Continue reading

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