2013 Grads Head Out to the Work Place
Business administration major Krissy Hershberger (’13) always knew she wanted to work with people in some way. So when she went to career services and asked if Matthew Stackowitz knew of any job opportunities in the area of event planning, marketing or public relations, he referred her to Volt Marketing, Inc., a marketing agency that works with national clients to get the word out about their products in places of high customer traffic such as Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, etc.
Hershberger applied immediately and, within the next week, had a couple of interviews. She found out that she could start working immediately part time and full time after graduation. Right now, Hershberger works as part of the management training program, a self-paced program that works toward becoming a marketing manager within the office in about a year and half.
“It’s challenging and uncomfortable at times, but it is a great opportunity that God has placed in my lap all at once,” says Hershberger. “I’m definitely excited about it.”
Hershberger says her business and communication classes as well as her participation in Enactus, an organization that brings together students and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to help people in need, have equipped her with the skills necessary to succeed in life after graduation.
After this weekend, Hershberger will work full time with Volt Marketing, Inc. with the hopes of becoming marketing manager there, and maybe even expand the office into another region.
Senior liberal arts major in education, psychology and history Paul Anderson is currently a volunteer coach at Five Star, but is on the right track to working toward a full-time job with the organization.
Five Star is an organization in the Michiana area that teaches students to live a “five star” life grounded in courage, respect, integrity, responsibility and sacrifice by connecting with Five Star coaches. Anderson will be starting an internship after graduation and begin the organization’s leadership program in the fall as a full-time head coach.
“I will learn how to lead teams, recruit and train coaches, pull off promotional events, work with administrators and faculty, run summit leadership camp, and network and engage the business community,” says Anderson.
Anderson first heard about Five Star at Bethel. His classes in education and psychology have given him experiences which have helped him understand youth better.
“I want to help change kids’ lives and to see them learn, grow and take steps in order to challenge them,” says Anderson. “These are the types of things I have seen youth experience when they go to Five Star and I want to do my part in seeing them succeed.”