My name is Elianni and I am a rising junior at Seton Hall University. I am studying Economics with a minor in History and will graduate in Spring 2018. As a first-generation college student I knew that I would need guidance to accomplish my professional goals. America Needs You and the Fellows Program offered me the guidance that I was seeking. The program helped me to create a strong resume, taught me about the unwritten rules of the workplace and allowed me to develop the confidence to speak publicly. My Mentor Coach has dedicated herself to building my interview and networking skills. Over the past year, she has taught me to prepare for interviews by reading business publications and conducting thorough company research. She has shown me the value of networking with people I admire and respecting their time, as well as creating and maintaining valuable relationships. This summer I will be interning in the Asset Management division at Prudential, where I hope to learn more about the financial services industry and ultimately grow as a business professional. Without the guidance of America Needs You and the Fellows Program, I would have never had the opportunity to experience so much growth in such a short amount of time. I am eager to see what the future holds for me and I am grateful that you are supporting my professional journey.