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Alumni Spotlight – Hanover Recruiting at JMU

Ashley-R_forVisitPageJMU: Ashley Richardson

In brief, what is your role at Hanover? 

As the Office Manager at Hanover, I oversee a variety of administrative and front desk duties at the head office. I am the face of the office and am therefore responsible for greeting clients and interviewees, building and maintaining relationships with vendors, liaising with the building management company, ordering and controlling all office and kitchen supplies, and being a main person of contact for all Hanover employees. I am also involved with scheduling and onboarding projects as well as other administrative and human resources tasks. I will be transitioning into a fulltime recruiting role in March and am very excited to build on my human resources skills.

Why did you decide to work at Hanover?

After graduation, I was very unsure about the route I wanted to take. When my roommate, who works as a Development Associate at Hanover, told me about the opening and how great Hanover is, I was extremely excited to learn more. Once I found out that a lot of JMU alumni worked there (and how much they loved it!), I knew it would be a perfect fit. This position, as well as many others at Hanover, has so much room for growth, which is a huge plus for me. Finally, getting to learn such a large variety of skills in my first job out of college is something I am very happy about.

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

I would say the comradery and support among all Hanover employees makes this company especially great to work for. Everyone is friendly and supportive, and are friends outside of work as well. Hanover is also a growing, ambitious company, which opens up a vast number of exciting opportunities. Since it is currently very common for companies to be downsizing and setting limits for its employees, it is refreshing to be part of a company that is growing and expanding.

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

If you want to be a part of a growing, established, and successful company whose employees are friendly, hardworking, talented and fun, then Hanover is the perfect fit. I think that the company culture is similar to that of JMU’s, which might be a reason that so many alumni work here!

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

I love being able to get to know all 300+ employees here at Hanover and gaining insight into all the different qualities each team has to offer. This is especially helpful because I am still figuring out my long-term career path. Ultimately, though, the people I work with make it the best experience it could be.


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