Congratulations to our graduating seniors and thank you for your work with NeW! We are pleased to spotlight some of our outstanding chapter leaders and members.
Meet Jane Tilles, External Affairs Director of NeW at American University.
What were some of your favorite events that you participated in with NeW?
Some of my favorites were tabling with NeW at CPAC; our Mount Vernon chapter excursion with chapters from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia; when we co-hosted Morgan Viña for a speaker event, and when we hosted a summer internship workshop and professional development workshops on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking.
What are your plans after graduation?
I will begin a full-time position as a government relations associate with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in June.
What advice would you give to a conservative woman starting college?
Some people choose to shut down with liberal professors, but I would encourage them to learn as much as they can and do independent research to learn from outside sources, as well. I was able to get the best education possible when I took the time to do this, and I was able to get even more out of it than students who just did the expected readings.
How has NeW impacted you and prepared you for your next steps?
Having a leadership position in my NeW chapter allowed me to harness my creativity while coming up with new event ideas and designing graphics to promote them.
Why is NeW important to you?
NeW helped me find like-minded women on campus who I was able to rely on through my college experience, and as the years went by, I was able to support younger members in return. I owe some of my best friendships to the time I spent in NeW.
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