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!
Planner City of San Antonio – Development Services Department
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution?
The University of Texas at San Antonio
What was/were your degree(s) in?
Bachelors of Public Administration, Minor in Geography
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Geographic Information Systems and Introduction to Urban Planning
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
Make no little plans
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
The Death and Like of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Definitely recommend!
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
American Planning Association
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
Making yourself known to professionals in the field you’re interested in by attending social or service events throughout the city
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).
Don’t seem interested or eager to learn
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
You will learn something new EVERYDAY and meet professionals from a variety of fields, both public and private.