UT Austin #ELGLInspire Speaker: Will Hampton

Posted on October 1, 2019


#ELGLInspire is coming to UT Austin on October 2, 2019!  Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them before and after the event!

Will Hampton

Will Hampton

Communication and Marketing Director, City of Round Rock, Texas


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

Sportswriter at Bay City Daily Tribune

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

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Journalism

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

All of my classes on reporting, writing, and editing.

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

The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs. Yes.

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

Learn as much as you can about the organization you seek to work at, as well as the people you would be working for there.

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). 

Know little to nothing about the organization I’m working for.

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

You can make a difference for the good in people’s lives on a daily basis.

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