So I am filling out my first "career application." It requires an online application and the last step is a form to leave comments. I decided to use this opportunity to provide most of the information my resume has, but that the online form does not have blanks to fill in for. The position is with Gonzaga University (Washington) as a Program Assistant for the International Student Programs/English Language Center. For those really interested I have copy/pasted the text for the position at the bottom... but anyway here is what I have filled in for the "comments" and was wondering if anyone had advice, thumbs up, thumbs down, whatever it deserves . ---- Comments ---- I believe I am uniquely qualified for this position. Beyond my standard achievements and qualifications I have a passion for other cultures which encouraged me to get my degree in International Studies. I have done mission work in areas like impoverished Yakima, and Mexico, and have studied in Eastern Europe- spending three weeks in Estonia, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation. I also currently study Russian, and hope to continue my studies in the language. In addition, my brother was adopted from Guatemala. This unique opportunity has given me personal experience in assisting an individual who was unfamiliar with the country and culture. Finally, my strong devotion to my traditional Christian Faith uniquely equips me in service to a Catholic university. I will be receiving my B.A. in International Studies, as well as a B.A. in History from Whitworth University in June, upon completion of Russian (through Spokane Falls Community College) and an independent study program on U.S. Foreign Policy. In addition to my academic achievements I have many other certifications and accomplishments I would like to list. I have certifications (from expertrating.com) in the following areas: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 95/98, Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Computer Technician, Networking Concepts, Computer Skills, Computer Technical Support (brainbench.com). I am an Eagle Scout and have a long list of awards from my three years in Junior ROTC in high-school, including a medal from the American Legion for Scholastic Excellence, and the National Sojourners Medal (for displaying patriotism). Finally I would like to list one last reference who is not a "professional" reference, but was one of my JROTC instructors who I worked closely with for two years as I served in leadership positions for our unit. MSgt. Rick Demarco: (***) ***-**** or ******* ---- Job Text ---- Actually here is the link with the job listing.