I’m Jennifer Wallace, a Business Development Intern. I’m a lucky wife, a doting mommy of two, and an USAF intelligence veteran who graduates from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s in public relations this April.
What got you into staffing? (Or how did you become a smartie?)
I was assigned smartdept. inc. in my Advertising and Public Relations Capstone course at Grand Valley State University. I researched the staffing industry and smartdept. inc., and formulated a campaign to suit smartdept. inc.’s needs to reach a narrowed target audience in the Greater Grand Rapids Area. When I heard about this job opening, I jumped on it.
Do you have any pets?
I have a pug named Gidget and an ornery cat named Indiana “Tiny Paws” Jones. They’re both naughty.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?
A machete, a hunting rifle with ammo, and a case of whiskey. I would like to survive.
What is the best thing about being a smartie?
All the people I get to meet and know!
What is your favorite band?
I don’t have a favorite band, but my favorite composer is Tchaikovsky.
What is your favorite type of pizza?
Hand-tossed with garlic crust, thick-cut pepperoni, maitake mushrooms, and banana pepper slices.
What is your favorite movie?
Burn After Reading
What is your dream job (not in staffing)?
Chief Communications Officer for a large corporation or investor relations practitioner at a public relations firm that operates nationally.
Top tip for any job seeker:
Apply to jobs you’re passionate about and talk about what facets of that job interest you (and why) during the interview. Being passionate about the job and displaying your knowledge thereof will work in your favor.