Just A Few Reasons Why We Love Our Jobs

Lisa and I (along with our assistant Colleen who is behind the camera) spent about an hour attempting to tape a serious segment but we just had a serious case of the giggles and we just could not stop laughing no matter how hard we tried! Instead we decided to drop the subject and started talking about what it is like for us to work together at the MSUAA.

So, if you ever wanted to know more about who we are and how we work together, here is your chance. Sorry, not alot of substance for you to apply to your own life here, except maybe to instill some hope for those of you who are miserable with your work environment. It is possible to have a great working relationship with your boss/coworkers, to have fun at work, to love what you do, and to get paid for it so don’t give up hope on that!

Happy Holidays!


Dave Isbell is the Alumni Career Service Coordinator at Michigan State University. He has been a Career Coach since 1999. He is also pursuing a Master’s in Social Work/Family Studies at MSU. When he is not working or studying, he is enjoying domestic bliss with his wife and kids, or playing rock music on his bass guitar. You can find him on Twitter (@helpingspartans) and sometimes he writes about compassion, collaboration, and career for this blog, which he owns and begs other Spartans to write for.

Lisa joined the Michigan State University Alumni Association as Director of Alumni Career & Business Services on May 1, 2012. Her primary focus is to develop effective networking and resource channels for experienced alumni interested in professional development and job search strategy assistance. Additionally, Lisa works directly with corporate, education, foundation and government partners seeking to attract qualified talent, retain and develop good employees, and establish collaborative relationships in line with their established goals and objectives.

With 15+ years’ experience in third party recruiting, Lisa offers a balanced understanding of both employee and employer perspectives.

Lisa is a firm advocate of the networking process and considers it a vital element in a successful job search. In addition to helping job seekers develop and best utilize networking contacts, Lisa shares her knowledge and insight-gained aiding corporate recruiting efforts-to give Spartan job seekers an edge in terms of lead sourcing, resume presentation and interview strategy.

Among Lisa’s notable accomplishments: Prima Civitas Foundation Scholar; Michigan Works Association Volunteer of the Year; Pink Slip Mid Michigan Planning Committee; RecruiterUncensored.com career content blogger.


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