Category Archives: Alumni Profiles

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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Caitlin Pigg-Thomas: Executive Administrator

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? The most challenging thing about my current job is that it is fast-paced and changes by the minute as health insurance is a very complex field. I never go in to work and do the same thing two days in a row, so it can be difficult to establish a rhythm for the day.

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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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Tracy Orne: JWCC Director of Public Relations and Marketing

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? Every day is different in my current position, but the most rewarding part is knowing our team’s work is focused on making affordable education available to everyone. How do I use various communication proficiencies in my work? Every day I’m writing and presenting in some way whether it is creating press releases and blogs

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Brittany Ellerman: QU Director of Admissions

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job? The landscape of college admissions is always changing. It is both difficult and rewarding attempting to find new ways to connect with prospective students. We are constantly brainstorming in the Admissions Office. I love the team-aspect of my job – while individual goals are important for each Counselor, the overall goal is what we

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