Austin Trip, Day 4: Annel Gonzalez (June 3, 2012)

Today was the last day of the NPF! Our main objective today was to present our campaign plans to a team of campaign professionals, who would judge us on our plan and presentation.

Waking up this morning I thought we would have enough time to get our presentation together and practice a few times before we actually had to present. That’s definitely not what happened. We had to scramble to finish our power points and do our best to think on our feet. Our team did a great job at focusing on all the details and including as much as we could about all the things that Jessica Colon, Parag Mehta, and the other speakers taught us on the previous day.

Although presenting to the judges was a bit nerve-wracking, it was great to finally have the chance to put what we learned into action.

Annel Covering Field Work

I enjoyed being able to watch the presentation of the other team and how they decided to mold their campaign. It was interesting to be able to see the differences between their campaign, presentation and appearance compared to our team. When the judges announced their decision I was really excited to be part of the Field Work team of the Jessica Carter-Gonzalez Team, because we got an award for Best Field Work Team!

Annel’s Team Winning for Field Work

To end our trip to Austin the Junior Fellows got to discuss their favorite moments and learning experience at the NPF while eating pizza at Hoboken Pie in downtown Austin. It was a wonderful way to end our weekend! We got a feel of the uniqueness of Austin and the different types of people just by watching other customers come and go.

I’ll be looking forward to the next Junior Fellows trip and hopefully it will go as well as this one did!




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