Beavers Beyond OSU is an opportunity for students and alumni to share a successful internship, career related experience, project or study abroad opportunity. Perhaps you’ve discovered a new passion or created a start-up. Or you’ve had a meaningful experience that can inspire and educate others on ways to find intentional careers. If you have a story to share, we’d love to hear from you.
Name: Wenmin “Minnie” Wang
Year: Graduate Student
Where do you work? International Living and Learning Center (ILLC)
What is your title? Receptionist Assistant
What do you do? My responsibilities include assisting customers, primarily INTO OSU international students who are taking language courses in the ILLC. I answer phone calls and questions, greet customers, and update our Facebook page.
How did you hear about your present job? I once served as a volunteer with the ILLC.
What did you gain personally and professionally from this experience? The importance of delivering good customer service.
How does this job relate to your career goals and plans? My dream job is to work in hospitality management, which requires good communication and customer service skills.
What skills did you develop or learn? I learned more about myself through my interactions with other students. I enhanced my English language skills and developed stronger communication and interpersonal skills.
How did your education/experiences help to prepare you for this type of job? I am currently working on my MBA and am able to apply concepts learned from my courses. Also, my previous experience and exposure working for the center was valuable.
What information can you share with your peers or others interested in finding a job or career? Volunteering is a good way to find a job opportunity. I received this job after volunteering in the ILLC. Grasp every opportunity no matter if it’s paid or unpaid. Every effort pays back!
Marian Moore, Career Development Coordinator/Career Counselor in Career Services at OSU is passionate about empowering others holistically to find meaningful and sustainable careers that promote lifestyle optimization. Interests: Career Coaching, Talent and Human Capital Management, Curriculum Design and Development, International Education, Personal Branding, Organizational Development, Entrepreneurship, Global Economic Development, Human Rights and Immigrant and Refugee advocacy.