Athens, OH 16 November 2020 –
Last month, I was offered and accepted a full-time position with Parker Hannifin—a fifteen-billion-dollar global manufacturing company that has over 3,000 product lines. These products range from valves to medical and dental equipment.
I was hired as a Lean Leadership Associate and will be working in their Motion Systems Group. During my first two years at Parker, I will be in a leadership development program that is intended to ensure that I am a well-rounded professional and am set up for success and ready to hold a management position after graduating from the program. While in this two-year program, I will move every six months.
All the companies I connected with and received job offers from were through Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology Fall Career Fair. During all my interviews I was told that they could tell that I am passionate about my work and am eager to learn.
After hearing and thinking about what they had told me, the best advice I could give to any undergraduate student is to find and study something they are truly passionate about. I learned that if you really like something, it is a lot easier to talk about. I also learned that it is important to choose the right job position and company for you.
I chose to accept the offer from Parker Hannifin over the others because I knew that I wanted to be part of a team that cares about one another, has a positive atmosphere, provides me with the ability to move into a leadership role, and allows me to move between states and travel.