What do all of these smiling, caffeine-fueled Hanoverians have in common? We’re all recent University of Chicago graduates! Last Friday, we took an afternoon coffee break at a Ballston favorite, Buzz Bakery, to reminisce about our glorious college days and catch up on each other’s new D.C. lives. Though we miss our bike rides along Lake Michigan, White Sox games, and Harold’s Chicken Shack, we agree that Hanover and our nation’s capital have made for a fantastic post-college life.
Each of us has a similar story. After graduating from UChicago in 2013, I headed east and joined Hanover as an education researcher. Over the last few months, these four fellow Maroons have also come on board. All members of the Class of 2015, Hannah Amundsen and Kerry Gibbons recently joined our K-12 Education research team while Emma Burgoon and Olivia Myszkowski work on the Hanover Grants team.
Hannah, Kerry, Emma, and Olivia are all members of the UChicago Public Interest Program (UCPIP). UCPIP is a one-year fellowship program that places graduates in public interest work and supports them with both mentoring and professional development seminars throughout the year. Recognizing that UChicago’s academic rigor and liberal arts curriculum translate into professional success, Hanover was eager to partner with UCPIP as an additional way to find talented Maroons alongside our other campus recruiting initiatives.
“UCPIP led me straight to a position at Hanover that combines my research skills gleaned from a demanding, UChicago liberal arts education with my professional interest in K-12 education. With just two months under my belt, I’ve already been able to dig into some high-impact projects for K-12 education organizations across the country,” says Hannah.
Interested in learning how your academic experiences can translate to professional success? Hanover will be attending the University of Chicago career fair on Tuesday, October 1. Stop by and say hello!
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