#ELGLSpeakers: Brian Rickert

Posted on September 5, 2018


Brian Rickert

Brian Rickert

Director of Public Works, Town of Greenville


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

Little Farmer

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

University of Wisconsin – Platteville Civil Engineering

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

Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineer, Construction Management, Construction Estimates and Scheduling, Mechanics of Materials

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

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

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

I don’t care for books.

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

American Public Works Association, Society of Northeastern Wisconsin Public Works Superintendents

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

Attend conferences, meetings, or other gatherings where you may interact with people in your desired profession.

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).

Not being prepared for the interview (attitude, clothing, hygiene, copies of Resume)

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

Passion to Serve the Community.

Meet Brian in person on September 13! Register for #ELGLInspire at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. This event is free for students!

Register for #ELGLInspire

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.

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