In brief, what is your role at Hanover?
I’m a secondary researcher in the Market Insight Center, which means I use secondary resources and online tools to find information and write cohesive reports on niche markets. I also analyze interviews and write project proposals, letting clients know the methodologies we intend to use before beginning a research project.
Why did you decide to work at Hanover?
It’s easy to get bored on long-term projects — I love that Hanover allows me to learn something different each week. No two projects on MIC are ever the same, so it’s great to have something new and refreshing each week.
In your opinion, what sets Hanover apart from other organizations?
Hanover is a fast paced environment. Many of our researchers are similar to me in age and inquisitive, which makes it a really great place to work. It feels like working in a college library with all of your friends. There are a lot of fun activities going on at any point in time: soccer, happy hour, giant bean bags in the conference room, or even a complex puzzle in the middle of the office.
Why should graduates at your alma mater be interested in working at Hanover?
Hanover is a great place to get started straight out of college. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, yet focused. My personal manager and I have a great relationship, and she has taught me how to transition from the college world to the real one. Hanover gives you the space to experiment with your work style, try new things, and figure out how you like to work.
What is your favorite part of your job/the company?
Hanover is constantly evolving, so new opportunities are always opening up. It’s not difficult to carve a path for yourself of personalize your job in a way that makes the most of your sharpest skills. It took me a little while to figure out exactly how to do that myself, but the great thing about Hanover is that you learn new things with each opportunity to carve a niche for yourself.