Management Analyst, City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Public Administration for both
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Budgeting, intergovernmental relations,
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
Undaunted Courage. Yes, its a great look into American History
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
APWA, WCMA, ICMA
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
Put yourself out there. Attend social networking events even if they’re not for your field. You never know who can help you make a connection.
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).
If you don’t want the job don’t shake the interviewers hand, sound timid, or answer any question with “I don’t have experience with that”
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Great opportunity for a great work life balance.
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.