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Leaving the NestWhen Lisa Cauthen took over as CEO at the Berry College Oak Hill gift shop, she never dreamed she would be back-ordering bald eagle merchandise for fans of the eagle cam.
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Berry College Eagle Cam
Experience nature firsthand!
Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting
Feb. 13 - March 15 Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum
27,000 acre campus 2,085 undergraduates 12:1 student to faculty ratio
more than 90% of students work on campus 35 states 13 countries founded 1902
Lisa Cauthen took over as CEO at the Berry College Oak Hill gift shop, she
never dreamed she would be back-ordering bald eagle merchandise for fans of the eagle
As a student CEO, Lisa’s responsibilities included getting
new products, vendor relationships, managing employees in-store, and customer
relationships as well as coordinating online sales. Before her position at Oak
Hill, Lisa worked in the Berry College cashier’s office and held two jobs off
campus a document processor at First Baptist Church and at the accounting
office of the Floyd County Department of Education.
Lisa, a December 2014 graduate, is now an accountant at a
Chattanooga firm, a position she secured with her impressive resume of student
work at Berry.
“Berry has given me every single work opportunity that I have on
my resume. That is really what got me the new job, because they looked at my
resume and they were just like ‘Wow, there is so much on there!’ even though I
had been in school this entire time,” she said.
Through Berry’s premier work experience program, students are
offered the possibility of earning hands-on experience in their field while
they are still in school. Lisa, like most Berry students, has taken full
advantage of this.
“The student work program
has been instrumental in giving me that first step to go into my career as a
graduate. It got me the job before I even graduated. Just being able to have
those opportunities and to choose something that’s relevant to my career and
even excel in a position at Berry is just so much of an advantage for any
student,” she said.
-Story by Student Public
Relations Assistant Koren Shetter