Alumni Connections

May May Cates
Account Manager | Auburn Alumni
I believe the networking I did at Auburn really set me up for success. It is a place where you instantly feel like family and there are always people that want to help you and want to see you succeed. Auburn is family. Even after college I have noticed some of my best most valuable connections in the working world have come from past Auburn graduates. War Damn!

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Danny Roberge
Vice President | MTSU Alumni
College caused me to get out of my shell and meet new people. The ability to talk to a stranger and be comfortable in your own skin is priceless. In every class, I would make it a point to meet 5 new people a week until I knew everyone. You would be surprised what knowing people can do for you!

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Anna Burton
Recruiting Manager | MTSU Alumni
My college experience shaped my career by showing me the benefits of a career in sales and the confidence to do so. MTSU offered so many experiential learning opportunities to really see and feel what different career paths have to offer. Specifically, taking Personal Selling really sparked my interest in pursuing sales after college and I found out about IDR through Lightning JobSource.

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Nic Pena
Account Manager | Oklahoma State University
My college experiences prepared me very well for my career at IDR. At IDR, I was given the opportunity to run and operate my own business. The only differences between IDR and college are: I have the support of a team to help me, and we make a ton of money doing it! In college, I also had the opportunity build relationships with all different kinds of people and personalities. In my career with IDR, I do just this – build relationships with as many people as I can. I have learned not to sell to my clients, but to serve them. A large part of serving my clients is learning how to meet and exceed their expectations.

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Jessica Glisson
Lead Recruiter | Alabama Alumni
I worked in advertising sales for 3 years in college for my school’s campus newspaper. In this role I gained valuable sales experience and formed relationships with other students/sales reps that I later referred and brought on board to the IDR team along with me!

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Kelsey Johnson
Dallas Branch Coordinator | Texas Tech
During my time with Alpha Phi I learned a lot about leadership and all the respect you have to give in order to receive it, team work and how putting heads together will usually always solve a problem more efficiently, giving back and how important that is, and overall it taught how to be a part of something bigger than just Kelsey, I had an organization to represent wherever I was and that was something I took pride in and wanted to protect our name and brand!

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Katie Tansey
Sales Manager | The University of Rhode Island…GO RHODY!
Being a collegiate athlete had a strong influence in preparing me for my career at IDR. As a four-year team-member & two-year captain of our Division I Cheerleading team, I learned many key things about myself, and the discipline, commitment, and resilience it takes to achieve a team goal, and the difference in having a leadership title versus true influential leadership.

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Courtney Turner
Account Manager | University of Alabama
I literally wouldn’t have found IDR without Alabama’s sales program – after failing miserably at being an accounting manager for 3 years, I switched into marketing & sales and one of the first roleplays I did at Alabama was an IDR prospecting roleplay. College taught me that working hard for the things you want ALWAYS pays off if you’re persistent and stick with it.

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Hailey Phillips
Recruiter | Auburn University
In my sales class senior year, I learned so much that helped my career at IDR. In that class, I learned that you will fail more than you will succeed. I think all of my failures have made me a better recruiter. And I also learned that every day is going to be a new challenge. This could not be more true…. I start my day every morning asking myself “what will be the challenge of the day?”

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Robbie Hodgkiss
Recruiter | University of Iowa
The course that I took relevant to this role surprisingly was my Acting for Success class. This taught me how to effectively go about role plays and scenarios that kept me on my toes and thinking quickly in the moment – much of the same applies to my job at IDR.

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Akayla Mazza
Recruiter | Towson University
I saw that several of the girls in my major (communications) went into recruiting after college, and once I started it I realized I had a real knack for it. I was always the leader in group projects as well so I felt it was a natural leadership choice for me.

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Madi Marlatte
Sales Manager | Ole Miss
During my time at Ole Miss, I was consistently busy between classes, work, dance practice, and sorority meetings/functions. Keeping up with that hectic scheduled absolutely prepared me for my time at IDR and has allowed me to easily keep up with multiple tasks at a time and to remember to stay calm, cool, and collected throughout the chaotic and challenging times.

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Alexis Zorrilla
Account Manager | University of North Texas
I always held leadership roles within Greek life so I felt I came into IDR with little fear of learning new skills/working with diverse people/inspiration to move up!

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Brian Scheffer
Corporate Recruiter | Texas A&M University
Most importantly, it taught me to never give up. College wasn’t always easy, and I didn’t always make the best choices, but I was a fighter and always stuck with it and it paid off, and that mentality has helped me in staffing. Also, being sociable, working with others, and having fun in college led to a perfect transition with IDR.

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Katelyn Walls
Engagement Manager | Texas Tech University
I was an Alpha Phi at Texas Tech and loved being involved in my sorority! My junior year I was a part of the recruitment team and developed a passion for developing relationships. This is why I love my job as one of our Engagement Managers!

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Connor Zophy
Recruiter | Kennesaw State University