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Ready for Work! Senior Spotlight

Here at the Chamber we look forward to opportunities to show off our Grant County business community to local students through events like the Industry Showcase. Obviously that's not an option this year.
Instead, we are highlighting graduating high school seniors from all over Grant County who are ready to join the workforce right after graduation. If you are interested in talking to any of these students about positions at your firm, you can contact them through their school counselor whose email is below their profile.
Looking for graduating COLLEGE seniors?  Scroll down!
Lance Wilson
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Machinist / PLC Programming
Certifications completed at graduation: Associate Degree in Advanced Manufacturing
Work Experience: J&S Motors
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Leadership
  2. Problem solving
  3. Motivated
Interested in interviewing Lance? Contact his counselor here.
Preston Holt
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Money
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:Walmart Supercenter / Gas station cashier
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I am a very determined worker because I like to keep making money.
  2. I am reliable at coming to work on time daily.
  3. While at work I work hard and have great customer service.
Interested in interviewing Preston? Contact his counselor here.
Clayton Payne
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Nurse Practitioner
Certifications completed at graduation:
CNA, CPR, First Aid
Work Experience: Lifeguard
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I'm a hard worker.
  2. I'm nice.
  3. I know how to manage my time.
Interested in interviewing Clayton? Contact his counselor here.
Britton Laypoole
Hometown: Van Buren
Career Interest: Hospitality Industry, Public Safety, Wireless Communication Industry
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Server, Dishwasher, Busser, Host/Cashier
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Dependability
  2. Flexibility
  3. Willingness to take on any tasks
  4. Oral communication skills
Interested in interviewing Britton? Contact her counselor here.
Jade Hodge
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: RN or Social Worker
Certifications completed at graduation:
CNA, CPR
Work Experience: Customer Service
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Work Hard
  2. Friendly
  3. Caring
Interested in interviewing Jade? Contact her counselor here.
Katie Dessing
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Nursing
Certifications completed at graduation: CNA, CPR
Work Experience: Splash House, Dunkin, Suite Living
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Caring
  2. Hardworking
  3. Time Management
Interested in interviewing Katie? Contact her counselor here.
Jaren Glass
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Welding & Construction
Certifications completed at graduation: Welding Certifications: Fire 1, Hazmat Operations, & Hazmat Awareness
Work Experience: Barton Construction (1 yr) and Gibson Brothers Welding (Assistant for 6 months)
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard working
  2. Get along well with co-workers
  3. Able to work independently
Interested in interviewing Jaren? Contact his counselor here.
Holly Bauer
Hometown: Amboy
Career Interest: Flight Attendant
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Fazolis, Converse Big Dipper, D&J Greenhouse
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Positive Attitude
  2. Hardworking
  3. Determined
Interested in interviewing Holly? Contact her counselor here.
Arianna Bledsoe
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Owning my business
Certifications completed at graduation: CNA
Work Experience: Walmart, Ivanhoe's & Dairy Queen
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Outgoing
  2. Friendly
  3. Sweet
Interested in interviewing Arianna? Contact her counselor here.
Clayton Powell
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Firefighting
Certifications completed at graduation: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazzmat 1st Responder Awareness, Hazmat 1st Responder Operation, mandatory firefighter, technical rescue awareness
Work Experience: Volunteer firefighter, retail
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard working
  2. Leader
  3. Teamwork
Interested in interviewing Clayton? Contact his counselor here.
Chloe Bryant
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Culinary & Entrepreneurship
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: TJ Maxx, Wendy's
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Always early and on time
  2. Always willing to help others
  3. Try to stay calm in stressful situations, focus, and calm others.
Interested in interviewing Chloe? Contact her counselor here.
Marvin Yoder
Hometown: Converse
Career Interest: Manual Labor
Certifications completed at graduation: NIMS Measurement Material and Safety
Work Experience: Ford Meter Box
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Good work ethic
  2. Good working with my hands
  3. Easy to train
Interested in interviewing Marvin? Contact his counselor here.
Justyce Moore
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Athletic Trainer or Teacher
Certifications completed at graduation:
Will graduate with 19 college credits with a focus in early childhood education
Work Experience: Worked in food service, practicum experience at Westview Elementary
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Attention to detail
  2. Communication skills
  3. Work ethic and determination
Interested in interviewing Justyce? Contact her counselor here.
Ta'Raea Fields
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Nursing
Certifications completed at graduation: CNA, CPR
Work Experience: Applebee's
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Easy to get along with
  2. Friendly
  3. Fun
Interested in interviewing Ta'Raea? Contact her counselor here.
Sara Morgan
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Social work, therapies, working with families!
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Subway, Taco Bell, Noble Romans
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. My kindness / adjusts well to customers
  2. Hard working
  3. Memorable / Kind face (people like to see me, I bring comfort and enjoyment! :))
Interested in interviewing Sara? Contact her counselor here.
Conner Brewer
Hometown: Sweetser
Career Interest: Welding
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: 1 year as a cashier at BIG R, 8 months as an online grocery dispenser
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hardworker
  2. Determined to get the job done
  3. Good with my hands
Interested in interviewing Conner? Contact his counselor here.
Garret Cox
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Welding
Certifications completed at graduation:
One year welding education at Marion Regional Career Center
Work Experience: Taylor University Student Center, A&A Glass
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. "Go get it" attitude
  2. Hardworking
  3. Particular at my work
Interested in interviewing Garret? Contact his counselor here.
Zachary Hughes
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Graphic Design, Artist, Music
Certifications completed at graduation: 9 college credits from Vincennes University, Adobe Certified Associate
Work Experience: Chik-Fil-A at IWU Student Center for 2 years
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Experienced in Adobe Design software, excellence in Photoshop
  2. Great at video editing
  3. Dependable / Honest
Interested in interviewing Zachary? Contact his counselor here.
Kaden Baker
Hometown: Kokomo
Career Interest: Factory work, business management
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Bob Evans - 1 year server
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Strong work ethic
  2. Dependable
  3. Completes all tasks
Interested in interviewing Kaden? Contact his counselor here.
Jaedon Robert Swan
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Technology and Gaming
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:I've worked many jobs for my grandpa's company including construction and hands-on work.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. People skills
  2. Good listener
  3. Hard worker
Interested in interviewing Jaedon? Contact his counselor here.
Chadd Miller
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Automotive Industry
Certifications completed at graduation: Completed 2 years at John Hinds Career Center in the Auto Service program
Work Experience:
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Punctual and strong attendance
  2. Very knowledgeable about care service
  3. Skilled listener
Interested in interviewing Chadd? Contact his counselor here.
Rodrigo Lopez
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Gaming Programming and Developing
Certifications completed at graduation: Microsoft Office Specialist
Work Experience: I've worked for a landscaping and mowing crew called Make Over Lawn Care and Landscaping for about 2 years. I also have been working for Texas Roadhouse for about 5 months.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I get the job done even if there is a lot of tasks to complete.
  2. I work at a quick speed to make sure I don't get caught behind on the job.
  3. I don't let myself get stressed or discouraged while working. I feel it will only make things harder.
Interested in interviewing Rodrigo? Contact his counselor here.
Cameron Lessly
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Early Childhood Education, Children's Ministry
Certifications completed at graduation:
H.S. Honors Diploma, completed courses in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech
Work Experience: Summer Staff at Fairmount Camp
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Love children
  2. Honesty and Integrity
  3. Good team player and hard worker
Interested in interviewing Cameron? Contact her counselor here.
Evan Rollins
Hometown: Sweetser
Career Interest: Game development/design
Certifications completed at graduation: Microsoft Office Specialist
Work Experience: Internship at Afena Federal Credit Union, Working concession stand at school baseball park
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Able to learn and listen well.
  2. Arriving early and on time.
  3. Wanting to finish whatever I'm working on before leaving for the day.
Interested in interviewing Evan? Contact his counselor here.
Collin McHarry
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Commercial or commuter pilot and real estate
Certifications completed at graduation:
Pilot license in progress
Work Experience: Hutton Motors in Kokomo, Arby's
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Patience and good customer service skills
  2. Driven individual and quick to learn on the job training
  3. I have the motto, "If you're not early, you're late."
Interested in interviewing Collin? Contact his counselor here.
Andrew Henry
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Vet Assistant
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:I've helped exercise the animals while animal sitting for someone
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Communication
  2. Staying on task
  3. Good attitude
Interested in interviewing Andrew? Contact his counselor here.
Brandon Blair
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Business, accounting, and finance
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Responsible
  2. Reliable
  3. Hardworking
Interested in interviewing Brandon? Contact his counselor here.
Spencer Whitehad
Hometown: Converse
Career Interest: Construction
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:Cook at a local restaurant
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hardworking
  2. Persistent
  3. Precise
Interested in interviewing Spencer? Contact his counselor here.
Andrew Alexander
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Welding
Certifications completed at graduation:
Full year of welding I completed at the Career Center
Work Experience: I go to Marion Regional Career Center for Welding
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I love welding
  2. Hard worker
  3. I love getting dirty. I think it's fun.
Interested in interviewing Andrew? Contact his counselor here.
Jackson Bricker
Hometown: Alexandria
Career Interest: Welding and Fabrication
Certifications completed at graduation: 3G MIG Welding Certification
Work Experience:
6 years (Mechanics, Welding, Fabrication)
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Adaptable and Hardworking
  2. Experienced and certified welder
  3. Willing to learn, train, and progress
Interested in interviewing Jackson? Contact his counselor here.
Kasey Smith
Hometown: Converse
Career Interest: Networking / Server Management
Certifications completed at graduation: Microsoft Office Specialist
Work Experience:
Building houses.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Willing to do things outside of comfort zone
  2. Pick things up quickly
  3. Willing to work any hours
Interested in interviewing Kasey? Contact her counselor here.
Kinzie Workman
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Law enforcement
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Auto parts, furniture delivery, construction, mechanics, agriculture
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Always on time
  2. Professional
  3. Polite
Interested in interviewing Kinzie? Contact her counselor here.
Kaycee Sands
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Early childhood teacher
Certifications completed at graduation:
9 credit hours
CNA in progress
Work Experience: Practicum placement at Westview
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I'm a hard worker and able to grasp new concepts quickly
  2. I'm reliable
  3. I have strong interpersonal skills
Interested in interviewing Kaycee? Contact her counselor here.
Eli Hoke
Hometown: Jonesboro
Career Interest: Farming and Mechanics
Certifications completed at graduation: 1F, 2F, & 3F welding certifications
Work Experience:
3 years working as a farm hand
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Strong work ethic
  2. Strong organizational skills
  3. Willing to learn
Interested in interviewing Eli? Contact his counselor here.
Francisco Leandro
Hometown: Upland
Career Interest: Business
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: I know how to cook, be a waiter, and help employees.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Work hard
  2. Honesty
  3. Respect to customers, employees, and employer
Interested in interviewing Francisco? Contact his counselor here.
Halie Starks
Hometown: Hartford City
Career Interest: Tech support
Certifications completed at graduation: Microsoft Office Specialist
Work Experience:
BHS Greenhouse, Afena Credit Union, Volunteered at a nursing home/Church VBS
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Out of the box thinking / creativity
  2. Personable / good with people
  3. Logical / honesty
Interested in interviewing Halie? Contact her counselor here.
Aidan Hardcastle
Hometown: Converse
Career Interest: Union
Certifications completed at graduation: NCCR Carpentry 1, OSHA 10
Work Experience: CCI Construction
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard working
  2. Good listener
  3. Trustworthy
Interested in interviewing Aidan? Contact his counselor here.
Brynson Ford
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Construction and factory work
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:
Server at Bob Evans - 1 year
Dishwasher at Ben's Bar - 6 months
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Willing to learn
  2. Hardworking
  3. Trustworthy and dependable
Interested in interviewing Brynson? Contact her counselor here.
Paris Lewis
Hometown: Fowlerton
Career Interest: Family Law
Certifications completed at graduation: Criminal Justice certification from Ivy Tech
Work Experience: Retail, Busser, Hostess
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Organized
  2. Active listener
  3. Teamwork
Interested in interviewing Paris? Contact her counselor here.
Tytus Anthony
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest:Diesel Tech / Mechanic
Certifications completed at graduation: OSHA 10 hr general industry safety and health
Work Experience: Working on personal vehicles
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Mechanically inclined
  2. Hardworking
  3. Quick learner
Interested in interviewing Tytus? Contact his counselor here.
Austin Simpson
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Anything in construction
Certifications completed at graduation: NCCER Core & NCCER Carpentry Level 1
Work Experience:
General construction experience to include rough framing, roofing, siding, and drywall.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Fast learner
  2. Good listener
  3. Ability to work in a team
Interested in interviewing Austin? Contact his counselor here.
Gage Cook
Hometown: Converse
Career Interest: Construction
Certifications completed at graduation: Heartland Career Center Auto-Collision Repair
Work Experience:
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Communication Skills
  2. Teamwork
  3. Eager to learn
Interested in interviewing Gage? Contact his counselor here.
Jeron Mason
Hometown: Summitville
Career Interest: Attending Ivy Tech to be electrician
Certifications completed at graduation: CT from Ivy Tech in Industrial Electric Technology
Work Experience:
Farm work and machine maintenance
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard working, adaptable
  2. Experience fixing and running heavy machines
  3. Teachable and dedicated
Interested in interviewing Jeron? Contact his counselor here.
Justin Dakin
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Welding
Certifications completed at graduation: 60 credit hours
Work Experience: Working in a fab shop
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hardworking
  2. Always on time
  3. Determination
Interested in interviewing Justin? Contact his counselor here.
Divinity Bradford
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest:Human Services, animal care and conservation
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:
Johnson Oil, Matthews BP
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Determined to get better and get tasks done
  2. Positive attitude and good people skills
  3. Ability to make quick and creative decisions
Interested in interviewing Divinity? Contact her counselor here.
Elija Dudley
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Construction Trades
Certifications completed at graduation: NCCER Core & NCCER Carpentry
Work Experience:
Currently work at Best-One. Also have general construction experience to include framing, roofing, siding, and drywall work.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Quick learner
  2. Dependable
  3. Ability to lead others
Interested in interviewing Elija? Contact his counselor here.
Dillon Irvin
Hometown: Amboy
Career Interest: Mechanic / Factory
Certifications completed at graduation: I'm not quite certified in Auto Tech, I have passed all ASE tests, just need to complete this year.
Work Experience: Cashier at flea market for a year, had my own lawn equipment repair shop.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I work really well with the equipment given to me.
  2. I can easily adapt to different scenes.
  3. Good with customers
Interested in interviewing Dillon? Contact his counselor here.
Evan Taylor
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Helping people or HVAC/Pipefitting
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience:
Volunteer at Nursing Home
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard worker
  2. Adaptable
  3. Willing to learn
Interested in interviewing Evan? Contact his counselor here.
Zachary Buck
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Criminology
Certifications completed at graduation: Criminal Justice certification in progress at Ivy Tech
Work Experience:
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Trustworthy
  2. Dependable
  3. Hard worker
Interested in interviewing Zachary? Contact his counselor here.
Elizabeth Wilhems
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Work with Animals
Certifications completed at graduation: CPR
Work Experience:
Horners (8/20-present)
Jimmy John's (9/16-5/17)
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I think outside the box to see solutions to problems.
  2. I am a good leader when my position calls for it.
  3. I am consistent and compassionate.
Interested in interviewing Elizabeth? Contact her counselor here.
Jaden Peer
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Electrical work
Certifications completed at graduation: None
Work Experience: Part-time sales associate at Dollar General
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. I'm very good with people
  2. I can think of easy solutions to problems on the fly
  3. I like challenges. Figuring out how to get past a hard spot is something I excel at
Interested in interviewing Jaden? Contact his counselor here.
Travis Smith
Hometown: Fairmount
Career Interest: Construction or Factory Work
Certifications completed at graduation: All three of my employee reviews have been exemplary.
Work Experience:
McDonald's (7/19-present)
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Managerial Experience at McDonald's.
  2. I get along well with my co-workers.
  3. I complete all the tasks asked of me.
Interested in interviewing Travis? Contact his counselor here.
Braydon Montgomery
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Welding and Film making
Certifications completed at graduation: I will not have a certification, but I will have completed 2 full years of Welding at Marion Regional Career Center.
Work Experience: Subway, Hometown Express
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Welding
  2. Artistic/Creative
  3. Punctual
Interested in interviewing Braydon? Contact his counselor here.
Sarah Tish
Hometown: Gas City
Career Interest: Culinary Arts
Certifications completed at graduation: Academic Honors Diploma
Work Experience: I own a home based bakery called "Sarah's Sweets." I also worked at Los Amores and I currently work at Tacos No Mas.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Leadership
  2. Punctuality
  3. Customer Service
Interested in interviewing Sarah? Contact her counselor here.
Ruth McDivitt
Hometown: Marion
Career Interest: Preschool teacher
Certifications completed at graduation: Child Development Associate Credential
Work Experience: Interned at Westminster Preschool and Childcare in the summer of 2020.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Patience is an important skill to have as a preschool teacher.
  2. Creative thinking allows me to problem solve in a variety of ways.
  3. As a responsible and reliable person, I report to work on time.
Interested in interviewing Ruth? Contact her counselor here.
Karen Swafford
Hometown: Madison County/Grant County
Career Interest: Psychologist
Certifications completed at graduation:
Work Experience: Assistant for flooring business
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Hard worker
  2. Team player
  3. Eager for work
Interested in interviewing Karen? Contact her counselor here.
Encouraged by the popularity of our graduating high school senior spotlights, we present graduating COLLEGE senior spotlights as well! If you see someone that might be a good fit for your organization, feel free to contact them by their included email!
Erica Brown (IWU)
Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Career Interest: Counseling
Short Summary of Work Experience:
1. Counseling
2. Coordinating
3. Guidance
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
1. Statistical Analysis
2. Organization
3. Motivational Interviewing
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
There's a need for women of color in mental health care, especially in Grant County.
Interested in interviewing Erica? Contact her via LinkedIn.
Elizabeth Butler (IWU)
Major: English and Writing
Career Interest: Social Work, Education, Writing, Publishing, Community Development, Ministry, Missions
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Teacher's Assistant
  2. Tutor at After School Program
  3. Camp Counselor
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Communication
  2. Writing
  3. Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I have a passion for the small and lively communities throughout all of Grant County, and I can see room for growth.
Interested in interviewing Elizabeth? Contact her here.
Katelyn Potter (IWU)
Major: Business Administration and Spanish
Career Interest: Administration, Ministry, Community Outreach
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Student Body Chaplain
  2. Front Office Coordinator (Physical Therapy Company)
  3. Shipt Shopper
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Spanish Speaking
  2. Written and Verbal Communication
  3. Community focus
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I do not want to only graduate and leave this place that has taken care of me for three and a half years. I want to pour into the community here.
Interested in interviewing Katelyn? Contact her via LinkedIn.
Alyssa Coombs (IWU)
Major: Youth Ministries with a minor in Children's Ministry
Career Interest: Working in a church, working in a nonprofit organization, or working with children and youth in foster-care or in situations that put them
at risk
Short Summary of Work Experience:
1. I am currently working at the Boys and Girls Club of Grant County as a Youth Development Professional. In this position, I am able to build relationships with the children and youth that attend the club and mentor some of them. I am able to show them that they are loved, they are valuable, and that they have a purpose!
2. The past two summers I have worked for the Greendale School District (in my hometown in Wisconsin) as part of the Grounds Crew which was a full-time position. In this job capacity, I maintained the grounds between the high school, middle school, and 3 elementary schools
in our town by mowing grass, weed whacking, cutting branches, hedge trimming, and emptying trashcans. I
also frequently moved furniture in the schools and cleaned the schools. as well as delivering mail amongst the schools. I was one of the key leaders of the crew.
3. My senior year of high school, I worked for Southbrook Church in Franklin, Wisconsin as a Student Ministry
Intern. In this role, I organized and planned Sunday night events as well as mission trips and retreats. I also built connections with students, preached twice, and colead
a middle school small group of girls each week. On the mission trips and retreats that we attended as a youth group, I was often one of the leaders of the excursion.
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
1. I have a heart full of love and that is devoted to God and His plan for my life.
2. I am excellent at paying attention to details, am very organized, and love to plan events and bring together different demographics of people.
3. I am willing to learn all I can in order to help out fellow team members within ministry or fellow coworkers in general.
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I would really love to work in Grant County because my fiance and I are moving to Marion, Indiana this upcoming summer. We are both graduating at the end of April, getting married at the end of July, and moving to Marion at the beginning of August. My fiance is going to continue furthering his education by pursuing a master's degree at Indiana Wesleyan University while trying to find a part-time job. And, I am hopefully going to be working a full-time job and in addition potentially a part-time job in Grant County. I have been having trouble finding a job in Marion or in Grant County that is a perfect fit for what I feel like God is calling me to do. My fiance and I really feel like God is calling us to stay in Marion, Indiana for at least a few years, and we are really excited to be a part of the community here. We are also excited to partner with God in what He is already doing in this county of Indiana. I am hoping that through this posting in the Grant County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter God opens doors! Thank you for considering me!
Interested in interviewing Alyssa? Contact her here.
Cole George (IWU)
Major: Business Administration and Management
Career Interest: Financial Advisor or Analyst
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. NEXUS Financial Discipleship Center Peer Financial Coach - assist 5-6 clients weekly on budgeting, investing, repaying student loans
  2. Deposit Operations Intern - cross-checked 50-100 customers daily against OFAC to detect money laundering
  3. Army ROTC and Indiana National Guard member
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Eagerness to learn new things and improve upon current skills
  2. Hard-working
  3. Interpersonal tact and effective communicator
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
It is a close-knit community and I want to give back in any way I can. The cost of living is low and the people are fantastic!
Interested in interviewing Cole? Contact him here.
Daniel Whetlor (IWU)
Major: Christian Ministries
Career Interest: Youth Ministry
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Sales Associate
  2. Construction
  3. Ministry Leader
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Good communication
  2. Hard working
  3. Community centered
Interested in interviewing Daniel? Contact him here.
Clayton Childers (IWU)
Major: Christian Ministries; Philosophy and Theology
Career Interest: Ministry and social work related areas; writing also
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Lead Tutor (Supervision and Training of 10-15 Tutors, while tutoring myself)
  2. Sales Representative (Appointment setup, demonstrations, sales finalization, etc.)
  3. Pharmacy Clerk (Data entry, prescription filling, register experience, work with the general public)
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Active Listening
  3. Communication skills
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I love the area of Grant county and believe there is a lot of social need. I also will very likely be living the area for a while.
Interested in interviewing Clayton? Contact him here.
Stephanie Neeley (IWU)
Major: Social Work
Career Interest: Addictions/Child Advocacy
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. General Manager of GNC
  2. Administrative Assistant for Kingdom Roofing Systems
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Reliability
  2. Passionate
  3. Adaptable
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I grew up in Marion, I know a lot of people because it is a small town. Marion is a close knit community with a lot of great people and resources. I definitely want to invest into this community.
Interested in interviewing Stephanie? Contact her here.
Joseph Liana (IWU)
Major: Business Management/Marketing
Career Interest: Management or Marketing
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Conference Assistant
  2. IT Specialist
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Communication
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Leadership
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I think it's a great place to start my career.
Interested in interviewing Joseph? Contact him here.
Aubrie Eckert (IWU)
Major: Business Administration/Sports Management
Career Interest: Looking at all options
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Cedar Point: Associate Services Intern
  2. YMCA: Sports Director Assistant
  3. Jimmy Johns / Dunkin
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Organization
  2. Hands on
  3. Team player
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I feel as though Grant County has a lot to offer. I want to help people grow in whatever way possible and I think that this could be a great place for that. I have loved my time here at IWU and I would love to branch out into the Grant County community.
Interested in interviewing Aubrie? Contact her here.
Jenna Terry (IWU)
Major: Strategic Communication & Marketing
Career Interest: Public Relations, Communication, Public Speaking, Annual Giving
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Supervisor at IWU's Phonathon
  2. Development Associate at Wabash County Museum
  3. Social Media Coordinator for the Division of Communication and Theatre at IWU
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Interpersonal Communication
  2. Skilled in Adobe Suite and Google Suite
  3. Strong written and verbal communication
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I believe that Grant County is an up-and-coming county with a strong aptitude for community. Grant County has unlimited potential, and I would be honored to work to bring a new breath of life to the county.
Interested in interviewing Jenna? Contact her here. LinkedIn Profile
Kirsten (IWU)
Major: Business Management and Administration
Career Interest: Human Resource Management
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Marketing and Events Intern
  2. Resident Assistant
  3. Customer Service Representative
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Attention to detail
  2. Communication
  3. Responsibility
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I would love to stay near Indiana Wesleyan University because of my friends and the great community.
Interested in interviewing Kirsten? Contact her here.
Sydney Ferree
Major: Youth Ministries and Intercultural Studies (minor in Spanish)
Career Interest: Youth Ministry / Social Work
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Youth Director and Fairmount Wesleyan Church
  2. Residence Hall Chaplain at IWU
  3. Bank Teller at Lake City Bank
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Relational
  2. Organized
  3. Responsible
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I live in Grant County, and I have a part time job in Fairmount. I am looking for another part time job starting in August. I love Grant County and have had lots of good experiences volunteering here.
Interested in interviewing Sydney? Contact her here.
Heidi Lins
Major: English and Writing
Career Interest: Creative Writing, Editorial Writing, Copywriting
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Greenhouse worker
  2. Restaurant worker
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Organized
  2. Great time management
  3. Detail-oriented
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
Grant County is a great place to find new opportunities and grow in one's understanding of the community that is in Grant County. I want to work here so I can further invest my time in serving those here and learning more about the city I live in.
Interested in interviewing Heidi? Contact her here.
Paul Neuenschwander (IWU)
Major: Social Work
Career Interest: Hospital Social Work
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Sales Associate
  2. Life Guard
  3. Lawn Care
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Leadership
  2. Teamwork
  3. Communication
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
I want to be more connected to this community.
Interested in interviewing Paul? Contact him here.
Naomi Wilson (IWU)
Major: General Studies with an emphasis on Music Composition
Career Interest: Music Composition
Short Summary of Work Experience:
  1. Job Shadowing
  2. Work Study
Top 3 Skills that Employers Will Love:
  1. Getting there on time
  2. Hard worker
  3. Fast
Why would you like to work in Grant County?
Might be interesting.
Interested in interviewing Naomi? Contact her here.
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