CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION, GINA!!!
Gina is receiving her Bachelors of Art in Communication with a minor in Human Relations and an Entrepreneurial Management Certificate. She has accepted a job as an Account Representative at CDW in Chicago. She is planning to live with her parents briefly and then is very excited about plans to move into Chicago!
She began working at the Engineering Library at the beginning of her sophomore year. Gina noted, “My brother was an engineering student here at Iowa before me and had a job here as well. He passed it on to me and it’s been the best job!” James Cox, Gina’s supervisor said, “Gina, our longest serving employee, began with the Fall 2018 semester. She has been an asset to the Library with her flexibility in the job expectations as we have navigated the massive changes that occurred during her employment.” We are grateful Chad passed his job to Gina!
Gina says her position at the library has given her the opportunity to build amazing relationships – and get some studying done without distractions. She says the “faculty in the library are so kind and understanding. I’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone.” Her advisor, Andrea Krekel, was important in Gina’s time at UI. She started seeing her advisor halfway through her Freshman year. “She paid attention to my needs, guided me, was honest, sweet, and very caring. I always enjoyed meeting with her and have missed our in-person interactions over the past year,” said Gina.
Gina’s favorite memories are about the friendships she’s made while here. She said, “The friends I’ve made here at the University of Iowa are unmatched. I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone.”
The staff at the Engineering Library want to say thank you to all our student employees, without whom it would be difficult to keep the library open and impossible to provide as many services as we have during this unusual school year! This class of graduating seniors was hired before the Pandemic started, navigated the University closing in March 2020, and returned to work for the 2020/2021 school year with vastly different responsibilities from when they were hired.