NIU #ELGLInspire Speaker: Randy Recklaus

Posted on April 22, 2019


#ELGLInspire’s last stop for the 2019 academic year! ELGL is headed to Northern Illinois University on April 26, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!

Randy Recklaus

Randy Recklaus

Village Manager, Village of Arlington Heights

Website | Linkedin | Twitter

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

Clerk at a Montgomery Wards Furniture Store

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

NIU- BS in Political Science, MPA Urban Mgmt

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

Program Evaluation, Public Administration 101

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

It changes daily

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

Master your Mind: Counterintuitive Strategies to Refocus your Runaway Brain

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? 

Keep your options open and tailor your resume to each job you apply for

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). 

Come off as uninterested in what our organization does

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

You can have a challenging career AND make a real difference in people’s lives

RSVP today for #ELGLInspire!

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