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Where Are They Now? ASI Alumni #2

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Every year ASI hires 300 great Sac State students to work in the various departments and programs. Each of these students bring unique experiences to the work they do and these employment opportunities often supplement the content that they are learning in the classroom. Throughout the year we will highlight some of these former employees and what they are currently doing after graduation.

IN THIS ISSUE: MEET Lauren Carpio, Stephanie gish & Rachel Selwan

imageLauren Carpio

B.S. Accountancy, 2013
FORMER Accounting Assistant, ASI Business Office

CURRENT POSITION:

Accountant Trainee, State Water Resources Control Board

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HOW DID WORKING FOR ASI HELP YOUR CAREER GOALS?

ASI provided me with all of the real life, hands-on experience I needed to set me apart from other candidates. While others had only classroom knowledge, I was able to go into interviews with 3 years of accounting experience under my belt.

ONE THING YOU MISS ABOUT SAC STATE?

The one thing I miss the most about Sacramento State is seeing friends around campus. And the make-your-own salads from the Buzz!!

Take advantage of the resources that ASI and the campus as a whole has to offer.


FBStephanie Gish

B.A. Organizational Communications, 2014
FORMER Civic Engagement Coordinator, ASI Office of Governmental Affairs

CURRENT POSITION:

Writer/Associate Producer, Crocker Art Museum & Sacramento Convention Center

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VOLUNTEER WORK:

Regional Coordinator for Gamma Phi Beta; Recruitment Advisor for Delta Chi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta

HOW DID WORKING FOR ASI HELP YOUR CAREER GOALS?

Working for ASI taught me how to work with a variety of personalities and departments cohesively. The OGA office helped me fine-tune my skills as a coordinator and gave me great event experience.

ONE THING YOU MISS ABOUT SAC STATE?

I miss the Buzz paninis… I also really miss the ASI offices, all were always so welcoming and felt like home.

I would always encourage other students to get involved. You never know what connections and friendships you can build, ASI really gave me some of the best friends and great connections for future work endeavors.


imageRachel Selwan

B.A. Photography, 2011
FORMER Assistant to the Board

CURRENT POSITION:

Associate Executive Director, Meeting Possibilities, LLC

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HOW DID WORKING FOR ASI HELP YOUR CAREER GOALS?

Without ASI, I would never be where I am today. I started my career at Sac State wanting my own photography business, but working for the Board with ASI taught me I had a gift for working with associations. That is what I do now – i’m an Associate Executive Director for an association management company in San Ramon. I help manage two major accounts for the company. The skills I learned working for the board with ASI taught me how to help manage two boards for my current job. The connections I have now, working with multiple companies and multiple boards, would not have been possible without my experience at ASI. My life is making a bigger difference than I thought it would when I started Sac State because of the people I worked alongside in college with ASI. I will be forever grateful for that experience

ONE THING YOU MISS ABOUT SAC STATE?

The thing I miss most about Sac state, are the people I worked with at ASI. We weren’t just coworkers, we were friends. And now, even though we live separate lives in different places we get to watch each other become who we always wanted to be – people who make a difference.

Join a club. Get involved. School may seem daunting, but the real world has so much to offer you, so much that you can offer it – don’t ever stop striving to be the best that you can be. That may sound cheesy, but it’s so true!

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