B.A., Economics and Psychology
University of Michigan
Hanover appealed to me because I was very interested in social science and policy research in important fields such as education and health. My interest in this type of work derived from my background in education as an English teacher in Japan and from studying economics and psychology in college. Hanover was a great fit for me because of its growth trajectory and the many opportunities to develop professionally.
Making an Impact:
Our work impacts our clients in a variety of ways. In nearly all cases, we are providing intelligence to organizations. We are giving them new knowledge, expanding their knowledge of a topic, or helping them learn more about their stakeholders, such as their students, staff, or the community. In many cases, we are doing work that clients do not have the capacity to do, whether it is in terms of limited staffing or expertise. For example, we often conduct research through surveys or data analyses, but sometimes we utilize more complex methodologies that our clients are unfamiliar with. Content Directors play an important role because they can explain to our clients how and why we use these techniques and the benefit of their implementation.
Tips for New Recruits:
Never settle for average. You will do well at Hanover if you take pride in your work and show a dedication to creating the best possible product.
Embrace feedback. You must be willing to learn and be responsive to constructive criticism.
Stretch yourself. You should be proactive in learning new skills and taking on new responsibilities.
Get to know your colleagues. It is also very important to enjoy your work life and get to know the people at Hanover.