George Washington University, Devi Modha – Senior Associate, Business Development Team
What’s been your most memorable experience with Hanover, to date?
One of my favorite aspects of working at Hanover is how easy it is to get involved in some friendly competition. We truly have a vibrant and young atmosphere, and while we spend the majority of our days collaborating, exchanging ideas, and brainstorming, we’re just as quick (if not quicker) to welcome some friendly competition. It’s safe to say that Hanover provides many outlets for us all to earn our stripes – both in and out of the office.
Every summer, Hanover hosts a Field Day at our local park, and it’s a chance to get to know your colleagues over a burger and bond with your coworkers over a basketball tournament. This past May, my team won the basketball tournament and took home the trophy, and we’ll be back next year to defend our title as champions.
What skills can new Hanoverians expect to learn?
As a Business Development Associate, I quickly learned how to strategically prospect new opportunities to drive company growth in the K-12 Education practice. As I did, new Hanoverians can expect to hone their writing skills and become effective communicators, prospect new leads, create and pursue new strategies for outreach, and support our Development Directors’ pipelines throughout each sales process.
There are also opportunities to take initiative and get more involved with the work that Hanover does to secure new business, transition the client to the Account Management team, coach newer associates and serve as a mentor, and support practice-specific campaigns and conference outreach.
To top it all off, there are many ways to meet other Hanoverians and learn about how they also support the company’s mission and help Hanover’s growth. Random Acts of Coffee is a peer-networking opportunity that takes place once a month, through which you are paired up with a follow Hanoverian to learn a bit about their role and background. Through these conversations, I am often given new ideas that I can implement in my own role, and I have found that there is no end to the skills you can learn since every Hanoverian can teach you something new or show you a new perspective.
Why did you choose Hanover, and why should others work here?
I was first drawn to Hanover given the company’s wide range of clients that span the B2B/B2C space, to P-20 education through the K-12 and Higher Education practices – including international institutions. Upon first look, it was clear that despite the various roles that people can hold at Hanover, every employee is equipped with a supportive and lively work environment. I also read that Hanover is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by the American Marketing Association (AMA), and the more I spoke with other Hanoverians, the more I learned how I could directly contribute to the company’s growth.
Almost 2 years later, these core aspects of the company’s mission still stand true as pillars, and I am proud to work for such a mission-drive organization that continues to help companies, universities, and school districts make research-driven decisions), or the open door policy managers adopt. Growth opportunities, both personally and professionally, are everywhere.
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