Students gain resume material as volunteers for the presidential debate

Lynn University students from across the globe are eager to participate in democratic process

Published Sep. 11, 2012

Denisha_BondsWith less than six weeks remaining until Lynn University hosts the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, the excitement on campus is palpable. Lynn students can't wait to host the debate in their backyards for a variety of reasons, and first-class resume material is atop many lists.

“Being involved with the planning or implementation of a presidential debate is great resume material,” said Denisha Bonds, director of career services at Lynn. “Students will get an opportunity to network with professionals from a variety of career fields, gain real-life experience and develop skills that will be invaluable to them throughout their careers.”

Select journalism students will have the opportunity to work with members of the media from around the world. Several students interested in hospitality and event planning will have the chance to witness, first-hand, the extensive planning and preparation that goes into coordinating an event as large and important as a presidential debate.

“I strongly encourage Lynn students, in all majors, to get involved with the presidential debate,” said Bonds. “For many, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a political event of such importance.”

Students from various countries and states have applied to volunteer. Regardless of the roles assigned, students will actively take part in the excitement as Lynn takes center stage.

More on Bonds

Denisha Bonds is director of career services at Lynn University.

Areas of expertise: employment trends for college students, the use of social media during job searches, the economy and overall job market trends.

Brief bio: Bonds has more than 20 years of experience working in student affairs. Prior to Lynn, she served as the director of career services for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.