College Volunteer’s Perspective of the Rooftop Mixer


This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of mixing and mingling with the movers and shakers of Austin, Texas.  Besides the chilling winds of the evening air I must say, I had a great time. The mixer was held on the rooftop of McGarrah Jessee on W. 6th street and the view was BEAUTIFUL.

Now, keep in mind that I have never been to a party on the roof, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Part of me was expecting a grand party with servers and a nice selection of wine and cheeses and another part of me was expecting a simple little party with a few people and a radio. I must admit, I was wrong. This mixer was everything and more. As I’ve stated before, the view was beautiful and the people were very friendly.

The guest started to pour in around 7pm and that’s when things really got started. I was working as a volunteer at the registration table, so I was the first stop for everyone in the mixer. I couldn’t have asked for a better position! Everyone was incredibly nice and and ready to mix and mingle. The fact that there was an open bar didn’t hurt any either.


As you can see, there was a full house…or should I say rooftop. There were so many professionals atop this building, I thought my head was going to explode! I must say, the rooftop mixer was a grand success!

This was my first volunteer event with e4 and I couldn’t be more excited to be apart of this organization. As Radio-Television-Film major with an interest in Media Studies, I thought I would be a perfect fit as a volunteer for e4 Youth. The goal of e4 Youth is to introduce youth of color into the world of media and that’s what I’m all about. As a young female of color, I thought it would help young students like myself to see someone who looks like them doing something they are interested in doing. As I said before, this was my first volunteer event with e4, and it won’t be my last!


–Kita Adams

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