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June 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

Political Science Alum Lands Job with Champaign Economic Partnership

The Urbana Daily Citizen reports that Ohio University alum Hannah Tukesbrey Kilbride ’17 “has been hired to support local economic development as administrative assistant of the Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP).”

Hannah Tukesbrey Kilbride

Hannah Tukesbrey Kilbride

“My career aspiration is to make a difference in the world, and more specifically in our nation. In order to achieve this, I have a degree in political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Ohio University. I enjoyed staying active on campus in organizations such as Delta Zeta and Relay for Life. While being involved on campus, taking classes, and having several jobs as well as internships I managed to graduate in three years. I am ready to make a difference by working with the Champaign Economic Partnership back home in Urbana, Ohio,” she says on her LinkedIn profile.

The Daily Citizen reports that “Kilbride, a 2014 Triad High School graduate, will assist Marcia Bailey, director of the CEP, the designated economic development agency for Champaign County. Kilbride graduated this spring from Ohio University, where she majored in political science. She completed her degree in three years, having taken classes at Urbana University while a student at Triad.

In addition to supporting the CEP’s day-to-day operations, Kilbride hopes to use her experience to help the CEP meet local employers’ workforce needs and encourage youth and recent college graduates, like herself, to consider job opportunities in Champaign County.

“I see my new job as an opportunity to build up our community,” she said. “Many young people don’t stay here because they don’t think there’s enough for them to do. But there are a lot more jobs and opportunity here than they realize. I want to help spread the word about that.”

Read the rest of the story in the Daily Citizen.

Read about Kilbride’s internship with the Republican Party at Her Campus.

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