Office Associate at City Inspections
At Carthage, Jessie Poppie ’22 majored in marketing and minored in religion. She now works at City Inspections as an office associate. She is one of the first people the public encounters when they enter into the office.
After graduating, Ms. Poppie returned to Carthage as a guest speaker for a Young Alumni Panel for the School of Business and Economics. She thought it was a rewarding experience to meet students currently in the program, talk about her experience at Carthage, and provide advice for students.
“When I was a student, I appreciated being able to hear from alumni who were in the exact place I was. When I graduated, I wanted to have the opportunity to do the same for current students!”
“Carthage is lucky to have faculty who truly care about their students and want them to succeed!”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“My favorite part about my career is my co-workers! I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to enjoy the people you work with. They make going to work that much more rewarding and exciting!”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“The School of Business and Economics at Carthage played a huge role in preparing me for my career. Between doing mock job interviews and sales calls as well as multiple presentations, I felt much more confident going into a full-time position, knowing I had the communication skills to help me succeed.”
What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?
“Professor Michele Eich played a big part in my success. I took multiple classes of hers and enjoyed every one! My School of Business and Economics professors also played a big part in my success. Being in the division, I gained so much confidence, and it was being in their classes that helped me to get out of my shell and improve my communication/customer service skills.”
Were you an award recipient? If so, tell us about the awards you received and what they meant to you.
“I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was honored to be one of the Outstanding Seniors for the School of Business and Economics.”