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What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

Each day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity to help my organization grow. I will find myself doing one of many things, often spending time on our production floor to get to know our current employees, then back to my office to work on recruiting our newest talent. I spend much of my time as a representative of Reynolds Polymer in the job search market. When I am not recruiting, I am working on leadership growth with our teams, or handling the day to day administration of HR.

How did your experience at CMU prepare you for a career?

As a non-traditional student who returned to school many years after her initial college experience, CMU provided a closure of the gap in my education that allowed me to network and build my experiences with the name of a University behind me.

What was your transition like from being a student to your current career position?

For me, the transition was pretty easy. I had many years of real-world experience, but it allowed me to be more confident in the knowledge I had, that it was relevant and useful in the current workforce.

What do you think set you apart from the other applicants for your current position?

My drive to make a change. I learned the value of networking when in school at CMU. As a non-Colorado native, I did not have the network many others have. I stood out to my boss because she had seen the activity I was participating in the community, specifically the Human Resource World.

What advice would you give to incoming college students?

My advice is for non-traditional students. You can do it, whether you are working full time or part-time, have a family at home or not. Make yourself a priority and be proud of what you have accomplished and what you are yet to accomplish.