Relationship Building with Meredith Leutbecker
Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Leaving The Nest. I’m your host, Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
Today, I have with me Meredith Leutbecker who is someone I met a few years ago and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. She also has a passion for helping recent college grads navigate early adulthood. She remembers what her experience was like and talks a lot about building relationships, being true to yourself in interviews, and what you can bring to the table.
I know you’ll find Meredith charming, intelligent, and super relatable and I can’t wait for you to hear more about her experience leaving the nest.
Thanks again for listening to Leaving The Nest! Be sure to leave us a review wherever you are listening and to share this episode with others you know who are just leaving the nest or perhaps are starting one of their own. Enjoy my conversation with Meredith!
In This Episode:
[1:44] – We’re introduced to today’s guest, Meredith Leutbecker.
[3:00] – Meredith walks us through her time at VCU and how she found her true self.
[4:30] – How did Meredith manage the workload on the path to graduating early?
[6:30] – This is what drove Meredith to take ballet on top of everything else at college.
[8:08] – Meredith shares with us the events in her childhood that led to her choosing VCU.
[11:43] – Meredith had a very unconventional start to her career.
[14:20] – After a year in her entry-level role, Meredith wanted to slow down and narrow her focus.
[16:45] – This is why Meredith loves short-term projects, but we learn what ultimately moved her to a position with more long-term stability.
[19:25] – There were times Meredith helped her buddy on his food truck during her unconventional career start, and she loved every bit of the hustle.
[20:53] – Is it hard to adapt to different organizations when taking on so many contracts? Meredith gives her take on it.
[23:03] – In the end, it’s about the intent behind the task. Here’s what that means.
[25:47] – Meredith elaborates on building relationships.
[29:07] – This is one of the most important parts of an interview, according to Meredith.
[31:16] – We hear about Meredith’s responsibilities in her role at GAMA Global.
[34:07] – It’s a lot to balance international calls and kids at home, but Meredith enjoys the challenge.
[35:10] – What advice does Meredith have for “younger Meredith” just coming out of school?
[37:31] – When college grads leave school and enter the workforce, Meredith says many of them are still in the mindset of being in college.
[40:25] – Here’s how we can connect with Meredith.
[42:13] – ”Chatty Kathy” and Meredith wrap up the conversation.
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