Thursday, September 20, 2012
Alum visits from Afghanistan
Tonight's debate meeting had a special guest - Zia who graduated two years ago stopped by during his vacation to meet new team members and catch up with the old ones. Zia currently works for the U.S. Government in Afghanistan as a linguist, and he explained to the team how debate has helped him in his work.
The students were interested to hear about his work and the conditions in Afghanistan and how debate can help in any career. It was a great example of how debate participation sneaks up on you and helps you in your daily life in ways you might not be able to imagine.
If you are an alumn of St. John's University debate, let us know when you are in town and you can stop by the Debate Dojo and share a few words with the current team. You are always welcome!