College seniors have a lot on their plate during their final year. Amanda Silver, a senior at Davidson College, proactively used her winter break to plan for life post-graduation, visiting employers connected to Davidson alumni. On Wednesday, January 7, 2014, Amanda visited Hanover Research to shadow Davidson College alumna and Content Director Katherine Stackhouse for the day.
During Amanda’s busy day, she explored a variety of activities, learning about the typical day of a researcher and a content director. She started the day by attending the K-12 Breakfast Meeting. The breakfast meeting provides a forum for informally discussing hot topics in education over coffee and pastries, and is a popular monthly event among Hanover’s research staff. After that, Amanda sat in on a training session and learned about Hanover’s research process along with our newest cohort of hires.
Following lunch with Katherine (pizza at a brand new, reportedly good place around the corner!), Amanda sat in on the kick off session of the Primary Research Knowledge Sharing group. This group focuses on sharing best practices in primary research, as well as providing a discussion outlet for Hanover’s growing primary research team. Later in the afternoon, Amanda shadowed project meetings with Katherine, learning more about the content director role in particular. Finally, she ended the day with a Q&A session with Katherine and the Learning and Development team.
Amanda had the following to say about the day:
I had a fantastic time shadowing a day at Hanover Research. I really enjoyed sitting in on meetings, breakfast discussions, and touring around, but the best part of the experience was definitely just talking with the great people who work there. Although the field of research requires a lot of individual work, I walked away warmed by Hanover’s supportive and welcoming community. It was so nice to meet you all!!”
Thank you for coming, Amanda! It was nice to meet you too and we hope to see you again soon!
Content Learning and Development Specialist