Technology & Innovation: Alumni Series Where Are They Now? Sheila Núñez

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Sheila Núñez, Class of 2019

As part of our alumni series, we are excited to highlight former T&I student technology consultant, Sheila Núñez. Students play an integral part of our team and we often wonder where their journey takes them after Davidson. Let’s find out!

Sheila Núñez, Class of 2019, completed her studies at Davidson College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Communications. Sheila joined the team as a member of T&I’s full-time summer team and continued her employment as a student tech until graduation. Sheila went on to become a lead tech during spring semester, assisting with event planning, recruiting and training new student techs.

So what’s Sheila doing now?

Sheila is the Training Administrator at Vulcan Material Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Vulcan is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel, and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. In this role, Sheila coordinates and develops technical and leadership training, and work on projects related to training and development for a three state division. As part of this newly created role, Sheila works to identify and prioritize training needs, facilitate initiatives including recent college graduate management programs, mentor programs, and support other related projects.

Tell us about your student employment experience with T&I?

Working in T&I helped broaden my thinking in terms of different industries to consider when looking for job opportunities after graduation.T&I staff were always willing to help me learn new things and answer questions I had along the way. I feel lucky to have been a part of such a supportive team.

How have you applied these skills in your new role?

I’m more thoughtful in how I ask questions as I gather information and context. Asking meaningful questions has helped me gain a better understanding of the business and connect with people to help meet their needs.

What would you like to share with other students seeking campus employment?

Try to keep an open mind open with future job and development opportunities. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Published

  • February 11, 2020

Category

  • Technology & Innovation