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Emily Sharick '14

Emily Sharick '14

Program Manager of Alumni Relations

1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
When I graduated from GVSU, I landed a position working at the American Cancer Society, helping to organize their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. Shortly after working there, I continued working in the nonprofit sector as a Campaign Manager for the Seattle Big Climb in Washington state. While I loved my time living in Seattle, I ended up in Reno, Nevada as a Program Manager for the Alumni Relations department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Working in Alumni Relations has brought me a unique perspective in wanting to support my own Alma Mater! I love living so close to Lake Tahoe and getting to experience everything the area has to offer.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
I was sitting in Devos C prepping for class and T. Haas happened to be passing through. He stopped in the middle of the walkway and yelled, "Good luck on your finals, Lakers!" and continued on his way. Devos went nuts - everyone started clapping.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Something I always try to keep in mind is "Comparison is the thief of joy." Stemming from a hospitality background, there are so many amazing careers that my classmates have landed in and each one is unique. It's been really fun to watch everyone thrive and grow. Also, having classmates all over the country makes it great for making connections.

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Exciting Inspirational Impactful

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I thrive in an environment where people are following their passions and hope to help others do the same.

February 2021

Interest Area(s)
Hospitality Tourism Mgt

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