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Alumni Spotlight: Hanover Recruiting at UVA

ShivonSoodUVASpotlight_visitUVA: Shivon
In brief, what is your role at Hanover? 

I am Hanover’s first point of contact with VPs and CEOs and I coordinate initial meetings with my Director at Hanover. Working with my Director, I identify key business issues and present research solutions to address these needs. Through this, I serve as a strategic business partner and engage with executives at large corporations

Why did you decide to work at Hanover?

During my four years at UVA, I developed a wide variety of interests, but it was difficult to pinpoint in which field I wanted to start my career. I knew that I wanted to be in a competitive role and sales seemed like the right fit. Once I started looking into Hanover and talking to my career counselor about sales a bit more, I realized it would be a great fit for what I wanted in a job right out of college.

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

Hanover has a really young and vibrant culture. I truly feel like I work with some of my closest friends and I look forward to coming to work every day. The other great thing about Hanover is that we have regular interactions with our own VPs and C-level executives, which is difficult to find at large organizations. This makes it easy to express ideas and ask questions about the company and my role. Before working at Hanover, I didn’t realize how few people get this opportunity and how important it is to me to have these interactions.

Why should graduates at your alma mater be interested in working at Hanover?
Hanover is a great place to work for young professionals. There is a competitive atmosphere similar to the one at UVA, which allows associates to hit the ground running and to collaborate with peers and executives. All the while, everyone is extremely willing to help you achieve your career goals. Our leaders are very interested in investing in our personal and professional development.

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

My favorite part of the job is its friendly-yet-competitive nature. We also almost always have incentives, such as getting to leave work early or a company sponsored happy hour (always a good time). The incentives demonstrate how much the company values our work and effort.


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