UTSA #ELGLInspire Speaker: Diana Clendenin

Posted on November 5, 2018

Diana UTSA

Meet the speakers for the November 7, 2018 #ELGLInspire event at the University of Texas, San Antonio! RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

Diana Clendenin

Diana UTSA

HR Generalist II, City of College Station

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

Receptionist at Minuteman Press

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution?

St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC

What was/were your degree(s) in?


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

All of them, except maybe Shakespearan English…I don’t use that much. 🙂

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

If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

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

Crucial Conversations, YES!!!

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

TML, TMHRA, SHRM (national) and BV-SHRM local chapter

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

Meet people face to face. Follow-up. Smile. Listen. Ask questions to demonstrate your interest in the position and the organization.

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).

Demand anything. Even experienced people joining an organization need to learn the ropes.

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

Working in local government is an opportunity to serve people in such a variety of capacities! You get to work with others who want to serve people and earn a living while making a difference every day; your job matters and contributes to the quality of life in your community. I go home every day with a smile.

RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

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