Juan Corpus, '03
Major / Minor: Public Administration
Job Title: Implementation Advisor
Why did you choose to go into your program of study?
I wanted to obtain a degree which would give me the opportunity to move around. I knew that I did not want to choose one profession.
When you began at UW-Green Bay, what did you expect for your future?
Honestly, I really wasn't sure where my path would lead. I was the first member of my family to get into college. With that in mind, my main goal was to finish school with the hopes of landing a good job.
Did you have a job/internship in your field while going to college that helped spark your interest?
I began working at Humana in the Call Center as I was finishing up my degree at UWGB. I wanted to get my foot in the door and work my way up from there.
What were you involved in while a student at UW-Green Bay?
Unfortunately, I did not take advantage of the programs and events that were available during my time. It is definitely one of the things that I wished I would been more involved with. It is also something that I would strongly encourage current students to take advantage of right now.
Where are you currently employed? Please describe your position.
I am currently employed at Humana and have been with them for over 13 years. I work in the National Regulatory Analysis & Implementation Department as an Implementation Advisor. My role is to evaluate State and Federal legislation and help implement processes to ensure our Service Operation's compliance with those requirements. My job definitely has elements of a process manager with every piece of legislation that comes across my desk is essentially a new project.
How do you keep in contact with other alumni?
I am using my new opportunities to attend events at UWGB to reconnect with alumni.
What advice would you have for a student wanting to enter your field?
Be willing to pay your dues and work your way up. There is nothing wrong with getting your foot in the door and gathering experience. Gather any time of office experience that you can to help develop those skills you need. You must reach out for opportunities to develop yourself, no one is going to get you there. Network with those people who work in your field of choice or interest as they can become great assets in the future. Lastly, do not burn bridges, work on your political savvy and emotional intelligence. You will always deal with people or situations that are difficult, however your character will be your legacy.
Can we share your e-mail address on our website/can career services give it out to students inquiring about a job in your place of employment/field?
Yes, although I am not in HR which is where we normally direct potential candidates to reach out to, I can assist with general questions or advice if needed. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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