Question of the Week: May 21, 2012

With spring commencement in the books, we’d like to congratulate the Class of 2012 and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. This week, we’re wondering:

What was your first job after college?


We asked UIAA staff members, and here’s what they said:

“I was a housekeeper at a hotel for one day—you wouldn’t believe what people leave behind!”

LeaAnn Henry, 83BFA, Art Director

“I had a full-time day job as an accountant and receptionist for a graphic design firm—and a full-time night job as an auditor at a hotel.”

Stephanie Miller, Accountant

“I was an assistant food service manager at Hillcrest for 16 years—hiring 80 to 100 students every semester was definitely interesting.”

Lori McMahon, Travel and Accounting Assistant

“I worked as a paralegal and executive assistant to a top litigator, and I felt like Columbo sometimes when gathering photos and testimonials.”

Whit France-Kelly, Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

“My first job out of college was working for Iowa Alumni Magazine, and I’ve been here ever since.”

Shelbi Thomas, 05BA, Associate Editor

“I was the graphic designer and customer service person for a mom-and-pop shop, where I also did typesetting and photo enlargements with smelly chemicals in the days before digital.”

Karen McCort, Electronic Communications Manager 


View previous questions:

- What do you enjoy doing on football game day?

What is your morning drink of choice?

What is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?

Do you have any memories of the Iowa River ducks from your time on campus?

What is your most memorable Iowa winter storm experience?

How do you survive an Iowa winter?

What are you thankful for this year?

When is the right time to start listening to holiday music?

Where would you take a visitor to Iowa City?

What student organizations did you participate in at Iowa?

What moment in UI football history stands out most in your mind?

What one word describes your first day of classes?

What’s your favorite thing to do at the Iowa State Fair?

Which professor at Iowa inspired you most and why?

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One Comment

  1. Martha Wenstrand
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    My first job out of college was as a Social Worker at Glenwood State Hospital School – now Glenwood Resource Center. I worked there summers as an direct care staff for the three summers I was in school in Iowa City.

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