Mills #ELGLInspire Speaker: Greg Preece

Posted on April 17, 2019

Mills College

The #ELGLInspire is moving out west to California! ELGL is headed to Mills College on April 19, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!

Greg Preece

Human Resources Manager, City of Oakland

Website | LinkedIn

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

Sporting Goods Store Associate

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

Northern Kentucky University- BA Political Science/Labor Relations & Master of Public Administration

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

Several, but to name a few: Writing and Speaking Courses, Public Policy, Statistics, Data Analysis, Human Resource Management

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

Go forth and do good

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

City on the Line.  Yes.

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


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

I’d encourage people to join local organizations and attend meetings and events. Try to find a mentor if possible.

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). 

I’d say rambling forever on the first interview question.

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

It gives the best opportunity to see how your work has an impact and benefits the community. This is not so obvious when working for State or Federal government.

RSVP today for #ELGLInspire!

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