University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Meg Lowe
In brief, what is your role at Hanover?
I’m a Content Director at Hanover. In this role, I work directly with our K-12 and higher education partners to understand their organizational challenges and strategic goals. The Content Director also collaborates with our research staff to develop and carry out research projects that will provide our partners with information to inform their decision making.
Why did you decide to work at Hanover?
I’ve always thought of myself as a generalist and was looking for a position that fit this. Hanover’s project-based work environment offered the opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of research topics and methodologies.
In your opinion, what sets Hanover apart from other organizations?
The potential for professional growth. Went I first started at Hanover, I had no idea that I would be given the opportunity to build skills in client relations and project management. The company’s rapid growth means that staff will continue to have the opportunity to expand their skillsets and move up in the organization.
Why should graduates at your alma mater be interested in working at Hanover?
UNC’s strong liberal arts curriculum covers the most important things you’ll need as a member of the research team at Hanover – writing and editing skills, an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and an interest in making connections across diverse fields of study. The work at Hanover provides an opportunity for you to use and expand on the skills you’ve built at UNC.
What is your favorite part of your job/the company?
I’ve been impressed with Hanover’s preference towards promoting from within and willingness to create custom and flexible career paths. This translates into a work environment where staff at all levels are encouraged to bring forward, develop, and even take the lead on new initiatives and programs.
Be sure to check out Hanover’s booth at UNC’s Spring Job and Internship Expo on Thursday, February 27th!