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Alumni Spotlight – Hanover Recruiting at Princeton

Sever_visit.pngPrinceton: Patricia Sever

In brief, what is your role at Hanover?

I work as a primary researcher in the K-12 and Higher Education research practices of Hanover. On any given project, our team might find that the available information out there just isn’t enough to satisfy client needs, and it’s my job to identify leaders in the education field, reach out to them, and interview them. Occasionally, I’ll also write reports, which is a great way to see the information I’ve dug up turn into something more polished.

Why did you decide to work at Hanover?

After spending some time working in the education sector in Latin America, I came back to the DC area hoping to continue in education policy and research. I was lucky to be able to find a place that lets me do just that! I also loved the idea of being able to do research and interact with academics and administrators from across the country.

In your opinion, what sets Hanover apart from other organizations?

The work culture is phenomenal. I’ve worked in a few other private sector companies, and management at Hanover really works to be transparent and supportive in a way unlike any other company I’ve experienced. And the coworkers are amazing!

Why should graduates at your alma mater be interested in working at Hanover?

Hanover is a wonderful way to build on the skills Princetonians have developed through their classes and theses: the dedication to research, the desire to answer hard questions, and the absolute necessity of having fun while doing it.

What is your favorite part of your job/the company?

I know it’s been said before but it bears repeating: my coworkers are great! Of course, it’s really a joy to have coworkers you want to see outside the office, but I also appreciate how warm and helpful my teammates are during projects and assignments—even if they’re buried in deadlines themselves!

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