2 of 9
BACKNEXT
Brandon Frame - Employed
School: Morehouse College
Major: Business marketing
Current town: West Newton, MA
Job: Teaching fellow
Previous status: About to start working

During college, Brandon Frame worked hard to position himself for the post-grad job search. And it all paid off when he landed five job offers despite the brutal economy.

He decided to accept a fellowship teaching seventh-grade English at The Fessenden School, a K-9 all-male boarding school in Massachusetts.

"I set high expectations for the boys, but I told them we'd get there together," Frame said. "They're definitely rising to the occasion, and I have a rep for being firm but fair. I like that."

Teaching is only one aspect of Frame's duties; he also coaches the soccer and basketball teams, and serves as a resident dormitory director. He runs an affinity group for African-American students and founded an entrepreneurship club and a debate team.

Frame's contract ends July 1, but he hopes to return for another school year teaching English or history. Nothing is certain for next year, so he continues networking with his contacts -- but he still has more plans for his students.

"I have a lot of goals, from using technology in the classroom to helping students avoid words like 'nice' and 'very' in their essays," he said. "The students respond well to me, so I tell them: Do not hesitate to tell people you like Mr. Frame."



NEXT: Kia Guarino - Working part-time

Last updated December 21 2009: 7:24 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Graffiti about crisis fills Athens' streets Artists are taking to the streets to express their views on the Greek crisis. More
My whirlwind 24 hours in Taiwan as a bridal supermodel Unlike the West, Taiwanese brides-to-be sit for hun sha ?? photo sessions before their actual wedding day. The photos are seen as a status symbol as well as a way to capture the brides' youth and glamor. More
8 startups that'll make your travel experience so much better Here are the new travel apps and services that will make trips easier, less time-consuming, and more fun for the every day business traveler. More

Special Offer