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Beth Zelinski Williams: Wesley K. Clark & Associates

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? I work for a small consulting firm so I wear a lot of hats and being busy always makes the days go by quickly. I enjoy getting to talk to/meet different people from around the world and we are always working on new projects, which keeps things interesting, albeit some are more exciting than

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Courtney Lillard: Public Speaking Instructor; Recruiter

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? What I found most rewarding is the opportunity to return to my alma mater to apply what I learned during my graduate program. I feel I am able to understand my students’ position and really focus on their learning process individually as communicators. This is also challenging because most students vary in their skills,

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Kayla Epley: Substitute Teacher Quincy Public Schools, Graduate Student at Quincy University

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? I love that I get to work with students across a wide age range and from a variety of backgrounds.  Even if you are in the classroom every single day, no day is ever the same. I love getting to know the students and knowing that I can provide some consistency in their lives.

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Mike Fay: Media Analytics Director (WTOL)

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? The biggest challenge facing the entire industry is disruption. How we navigate that is going to be incredibly important over the course of the next 5 years. As television broadcasters, our specialty is video. Aggregate video consumption has never been higher. We just need to be able to properly reach the people viewing all

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Rebeka Porter: ALT (assistant language teacher for English)

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? The most challenging thing, that’s slowly becoming better, is communicating with my coworkers. I’m very lucky at my JHS that there are so many fluent English speakers. However, there’s still a language barrier where we have to take time to make sure we properly understand each other. At my elementary school, there’s about two

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Samantha Nielsen: Sales Support Bid Specialist

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? I’m working in publishing! I decided to double-major in English and Communications: Journalism at QU so I would have the necessary skills for a career in publishing. I currently work as a Sales Support Bid Specialist at Pearson Learning Services; states will place a call for textbooks for a subject matter, and I am

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Claire Click (Fentem):Patient Excellence Representative – Quincy Medical Group Plastic Surgery and Sleep Study Departments

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? It is challenging to know daily that I am not, technically, “using my degree” which is so important to many people. However, I feel that my education is still extremely valuable to me. The many oral presentations I gave during various communications classes helped me to think on my feet and overcome my fear

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Lauren Beeman: Law Student University of Kentucky

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? While I am pursuing a career as a forever student, my biggest challenge is the learning curve. Law school is different than any type of educational setting I’ve ever been exposed to, and it takes a bit to get adjusted…I’ll probably be adjusted by 3L-I’ll report back then! The rewarding part is that I

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Darek Lambert: Titan International: Marketing Communications Coordinator

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? Every day is different. I don’t sit at my desk for 8 hours a day in front of a computer and that is the best part. On the flip side, it is also challenging to travel a lot for work. It’s not as glamorous as it may seem. Being able to balance it all

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