Meet Hannah: Walker EDGE Rockstar

Hannah JosephA native of Sunnyvale, Texas, Hannah Joseph is blending her passion for business and helping people into her career path. A driven student, she is on track to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and her master’s degree in Human Resources Development in May 2015, just four years after entering college.

During her time at Webster University, she has taken advantage of study abroad opportunities, spending a year at Webster campuses in Vienna, Austria and Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand. “My time abroad helped me grow as a person and reshaped me into a better version of myself,” she said. “Not only did I gain an international perspective, but I learned how to adapt, think on my feet, work with others and build long-lasting relationships.”

In addition to these cultural experiences, she’s made professional development a priority. Through the Walker EDGE, she was paired with mentors who helped guide her career development and strengthen her interviewing skills. She also took on new leadership roles in various student organizations and started volunteering. As a result of her hard work, she secured a highly-competitive internship at Amazon.com.  This internship will provide her with invaluable experience in human resources; from benefits and compensation to performance management, recruitment and retention.

 “Acquiring a job or an internship takes a lot of dedication, preparation and work, but it’s worth it,” Joseph said. “These experiences not only have helped me develop myself as a person, but they have made me more qualified and better positioned for success in the ever increasingly competitive job market.” 

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