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My First Job: John Holdren

Summary: 
The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House talks about his first job as an assistant at Lockheed, helping work on orbital satellites. There he learned that no matter how small the job, you can always learn something from the experience.

Summer Jobs+ is a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for young people in the summer of 2012. It's about helping people find their first jobs.

Today John Holdren is the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the video below he talks about his first job -- working on the Midas satellite project. Holdren explains that he was responsible for keeping track of transistor and capacitor stock, and even though his work wasn't always that interesting, he enjoyed learning from the people he met on the job.

Watch John Holdren talk about his first job:

So far, employers have listed more than 300,000 jobs, mentorships, and other employment opportunities this summer through Summer Jobs+.

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