Katherine Chan is part of our Revenue Support team and joined Hanover as a Development Associate in 2015!
What has been your most memorable experience with Hanover, to date?
Over my past couple of years with Hanover, I’ve definitely had many memorable experiences. One memory that comes to mind was a boat cruise for all of the Associates, which was an event planned by the Recruiting department. It was nice to see everyone outside of the office and just relaxing. Our view of the different parts of DC from the river was also great! We all hung out together after the boat cruise ended, too.
What skills can new Hanoverians expect to learn?
The Development Associate position at Hanover presents individuals with the opportunity to strengthen their areas of improvement and their existing strengths, as well as learn new skills daily. New Hanoverians can expect to learn how to strategically reach out to executives at colleges/ universities, school districts, or corporate businesses, and also feel confident once you reach out to them via phone or email. While at Hanover, I’ve been able to strengthen my communication skills both internally to my colleagues and externally to prospective clients. Associates are also given the opportunity to learn how to manage up, and more tenured Associates can serve as mentors to their peers.
Why did you choose Hanover, and why should others work here?
During my Fourth Year at UVA, I worked in the Membership & Development office at the Alumni Association and became interested in Higher Education as an industry. I came across Hanover at the Career Fair and was attracted to its Education practice. More specifically, I liked how the Associate role allows entry-level employees to interact with Presidents and other senior execs at colleges/ universities, as well as learn about what Higher Ed execs truly care about (e.g., program demand, alumni relationships, branding). The Associate role also allows individuals to learn and strengthen skills that I believe to be foundational to any position, such as time management, communication, and the ability to think critically. I also wanted a company that would practice promoting from within, which Hanover has certainly demonstrated. During my time here, I’ve been a part of several teams, including Higher Ed, K-12, Sales/Development, Account Management, and now Revenue Support. When I was looking for my next step after UVA, I wanted to check off a few boxes (i.e., education-related, skill development, and opportunity for internal growth) and Hanover hasn’t disappointed me.
Hanover will be at UVA on February 1, see you there!