Within just weeks of starting her new position here, Natalie was put to the challenge and was asked to share her reasons why students should connect with Career Services while at Globe University. Here are her six reasons to connect with Career Services:
- Career Services is out in the community and talking to an array of employers, so we know what the employers are looking for in a potential employee.
- We are networking with all groups of people so we have many connections which will help you.
- We can help you with your job search process by looking online, talking to employers directly and sending out your resume to companies.
- We can teach you effective networking skills and techniques.
- We can help you “beef up” your resume to help you stand out among the other applicants.
- We can help you prepare for your interview by doing a mock interview.
Natalie attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she graduated with a BBA in Human Resources Management. While attending college, Natalie was very active in her school and campus life.
“I’m a big advocate in joining student organizations while attending college.” she shared.
Natalie was active in her social sorority, Alpha Sigma, and she was a member in two honor societies, her campus alcohol awareness club and the American Marketing Association. She also served as a campus peer mentor helping students feel more welcome on campus.
“I was their main resource on campus,” she explained. “I served as their campus buddy which helped them feel more comfortable while attending college.”
One of her highlights in volunteer work was completing 90 hours of community service while working full time at Devil’s Head Resort and their campus bookstore. “I volunteered for community events specifically for the American Cancer Society charity run/walks.”
Before joining the career service team at Globe University-Madison West, Natalie worked at Covance in the recruitment and talent services department. She worked on coordinating career fairs and events for Covance as well as reviewing resumes and managing job descriptions in their internship program.
Natalie grew up in in Merrimac, Wis., which is famous for their ferry. “I have a love/hate relationship with that ferry.” she joked.
There, she attended Sauk Prairie High School. Family is important to Natalie as she still lives with her mom, dad, sister and nephew in the house she grew up in. She also spends a lot of time in Madison with her boyfriend of three years, Patrick, whom she met through the Greek system. Natalie enjoys going out to dinner, skiing, snowboarding and movies. Living on Lake Wisconsin, she also enjoys the water. In the summer months you will find her out boating and swimming with friends and family.
As the new career service coordinator, Natalie will be meeting with students and helping them with their resumes and job search, whether it is during school or after graduation. Next quarter, she will be teaching Career Capstone, something she’s looking forward to.
“I’m really exciting about teaching. It’s so new and a great challenge to have. My angle is more business and connecting with students on a mentor and advocate level. Making those connections is essential. Building that trust is powerful. I’m hoping to develop relationships with Globe students now which will help them with their future.”
Natalie added, “I always wanted to work in a university environment. When this position opened, I really wanted it. I’m so glad I got this opportunity and look forward to working with students.”
Welcome, Natalie, to the Globe University team!