John P. Holdren on his first job

My First Job: John Holdren
The White House Blog
May 31, 2012
Featuring: John P. Holdren, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as assistant to the president for science and technology and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Topic: Holdren’s first job working on Midas satellites 

“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 those people he met on the job.” 

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