As part of a grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.
Michael McLaughlin (LinkedIn) is enrolled in the Penn State MPA program. He has worked for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, both as a research intern and lab support specialist. His career goal is to work for a midsize to large city government as a public servant to find creative and innovative ways to solve problems for the city.
Complete the following sentences.
In 2016, I will….
learn a second language
I joined ELGL because…..
I wanted to network with other individuals who are looking to enter public service careers in local governments.
On my way to work, I am thinking…
about the 2016 elections.
Once I win the lottery, I will…
pay off both my debts as well as my parents and go on a long vacation to Europe.
You should probably know that I….
brew my own wine in my free time.
Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….
Police departments should equip each officer with a body camera.
Agree. It is important that we are all held accountable to our actions and that this will highlight transparency going forward for both administrations and police departments.
I am well versed on my retirement benefits.
Disagree. I feel that this is a complicated subject that requires a greater understanding of how to utilize 401k’s and to understand markets as they fluctuate.
I have no idea, nor do I care, how to use Snapchat.
Disagree. I feel that this social media app is another way for individuals to connect with others. I use SnapChat with my friends and to follow the White House.
I rather be an assistant manager than the manager.
Disagree. I rather be the one who takes the first step into the unknown when it comes to problem solving.
I am a big user of the sharing economy.
Disagree because I do not share things as frequently as others.