#ELGLInspire Speakers: Ken Warner, City of West Linn, OR

Posted on September 24, 2018

ELGL Inspire University of Oregon

Ken Warner 

Ken Warner, CPRP

Assistant Director Parks & Recreation, City of West Linn

What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Taco Bell

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

University of Oregon, Leisure Studies & Services

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?

Finance, budgeting, planning, recreation programming, leadership

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?

Fill your life with experiences, not things.

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Shoe Dog, Phil Knight

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?

Oregon Recreation & Parks Association, National Recreation & Park Association, Order of the O (Past Letterman Club)

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?

Treat all acquaintances the same, you never know who you are meeting.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

No energy, No passion, No job.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

In the field of Parks & Recreation, you will be able to utilize a broad skill set while never doing the same thing two days in a row.

Meet Ken in person on September 28! Register for #ELGLInspire at the University Oregon. This event is free for students!


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