Jeremy Epstein, the college student who asked the opening question at the second presidential debate on Tuesday got the opportunity to sit at the town hall meeting by answering a telemarketer call.
Epstein's sister initially received the call from a research company that asked if she was a registered voter; after saying no she passed the phone to her older brother. The company confirmed that Epstein was an undecided voter and invited him to attend the presidential debate, also saying he would be able to ask the candidates’ one question.
"What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?" he asked President Obama and Mitt Romney in the first few minutes of the debate.
ABC News, whom also contacted the exercise-science major at Adelphi University in an unsolicited call, asked him if he has received any job offers since attending the debate.
He says he hasn’t other than the job Romney inadvertently offered him as an answer to his question, adding that he would prefer to not been seen as the person who asked the “two most powerful men” for a job on national TV.
“I asked the question because it's how a lot of people in my position feel - 20 year old students just like me who are actually really nervous about whether or not they will get a job and how they can support themselves," he said.
However, he notes that he has revised his resume, listing his participation in the town hall debate at the top.
"That's probably going to go at the top - actually my entire resume," he said. "I think that instead of including my previous work history, I'm just going to write, 'appeared and asked the first question on 2012 town hall debate.'"
In addition to asking his question, Obama and Romney referenced him in several subsequent answers posed by other attendees.
Epstein says he remains undecided but would probably vote for the president if the election was today.