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Graduate Returns to Campus as a Guest Speaker

Sep 17, 2013

Tammie Flege, a 1997 graduate of the business administration-management program at American National University, decided that she wanted to give back by being a guest speaker for current students at the Florence Campus. She wanted to share with students how American National University was instrumental in helping her further her career.

Tammie, who works as an Account Executive for Valpak of Cincinnati, discussed the importance of why professionalism and networking in one’s chosen field is so important. She shared with the students the difference between a job and a career, and how important it is to know what you want to do when you graduate.  She also emphasized participating in school activities as a way to network with other students and faculty members.

Tammie mentioned that social media is another way to network and urged students to ensure that their postings are professional as employers may look at their Facebook pages.

Medical assisting student Camelia Evans said that she found the information that Tammie shared to be very helpful.  “She talked about how, regardless of what classes she took here, they have all helped her in her career, and helped her network and get to where she is now.”  Camelia also learned about using LinkedIn, a professional social networking site to make connections with employers in her field.  “Next thing you know, you may have your foot in the door, where you want to be,” explained Camelia.

Tammie Flege is a 1997 graduate who returned to the Florence Campus to give career advice to students.

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tags: Business: Business Administration Management - Bachelor's Degree (BBAMG)