College of Human Resources - YOU!
I believe that the greatest asset that I will bring to the state of Iowa upon my entrance to the workforce will be my work ethic. Growing up in Iowa, I feel lucky to have learned the value of a strong work ethic. I have learned my work ethic and sharpened my view of it through tough tasks, sports practices, and rigorous schooling. I have learned that showing someone how hard you can and will work for something or someone speaks more about your character and abilities than any resume can. At a young age, I was also taught this work ethic largely through working on our family farm. I learned that quitting was not an option and that no matter time of day, weather conditions or personal soreness, the work had to get accomplished. This is something that I try never to take advantage of an I have been complemented on my ‘Iowa’ work ethic numerous times from friends that hail from all parts of the world.
Going into the workforce, my work ethic is something that I will truly pride myself on as I continuously look for employment and eventually for advancement opportunities as well. I will also do my best to surround myself with people who share this trait, and I can find no better place to find a large number of these individuals than in Iowa. The combination of camaraderie, endurance, ability and work ethic that can be found in all Iowans is something that is very appealing to me. I feel gifted to be able to spend a week of my final college summer learning with individuals like myself from all over this great state. I feel even more grateful that respected professionals from all over the state have taken time to teach us all about what Iowa has to offer. As someone who is preparing to wrap-up my collegiate experience and begin my job search I can only hope that there will be an opportunity to begin my career in the state that I have grown to love over my 21 years here.