Kristen Campbell – a Senior Research Associate on the K12 Education team – is a recent graduate of JMU with her Master’s degree in Psychological Sciences. While completing her studies, Kristen worked as a graduate research assistant on projects at JMU, UVA and Western State Hospital. She joined Hanover just after graduation.
What’s been your most memorable experience with Hanover, to date?
My most memorable experience with Hanover to date was when a Content Director shared a partner’s positive feedback on a project I had recently completed. It was great to see the impact my work had on the school district in terms of how the project will inform the district’s future research projects and influence practices within the district.
What skills can new Hanoverians expect to learn?
Writing clearly and concisely is critical to my work at Hanover. New Hanoverians can expect to greatly improve their writing skills, as well as their ability to gather and accurately synthesize large amounts of information. Fortunately, coursework at JMU prepares you well for this type of work. Hanover also offers a variety of professional development opportunities that are available for all employees on topics such as working with data, using new software, and improving writing skills. Additionally, Hanover routinely provides feedback to its researchers, so new Hanoverians will learn how to use feedback to improve their future work.
Why did you choose Hanover, and why should others work here?
I chose Hanover because I was interested in gaining experience in education research. Researchers at Hanover complete projects on a different topic each week, so I knew I would gain exposure to a wide variety of education topics. Additionally, the skills I am developing as a researcher at Hanover – writing, researching, and analysis – are transferable and will serve me well for the rest of my career. I also appreciate that Hanover provides ample opportunities for new researchers to develop and refine their skills. Hanover is the ideal place for someone looking for a company where you will learn about a variety of research topics and methodologies, where you will develop skills that will be transferable to your long-term career goals, and where you will work independently but will also be supported by your managers and peers.
Hanover will be at JMU on September 25th, see you there!