January 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Career Week | Political Science Alumni Career Panel, Feb. 1

Political Science is hosting an Alumni Career Panel on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 3-4 p.m. in Baker 233.

After this event, students can join other events connected to the College of Arts and Sciences Career & Networking Week:

Ways to engage and connect:

  • Bring your business cards
  • Bring company literature to share with students
  • Sign up to promote summer internships and job postings on Bobcat CareerLink and/or in A&S Newsletter in the Student Career Corner
  • Update your professional LinkedIn photo at our LinkedIn station Free
  • Review resumes and offer networking tips
  • Expand your own Bobcat network

Alumni Panelists

Kyle Triplett, portrait

Kyle Triplett

Kyle Triplett ’12

Kyle Triplett is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Olympic Steel in Cleveland. He began his career with Olympic Steel as a summer intern while studying at Ohio University in 2011. In addition to Regional Sales Manager, Triplett has held the positions of inside sales representative, account manager, and purchasing manager with Olympic Steel.

Triplett graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics, and in 2017 with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Anna Wachtell, portrait

Anna Wachtell

Anna Wachtell ’99

Anna Wachtell ’99 lives in Columbus and works for Nationwide Insurance, where she is an Assistant General Counsel.

After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, her first job was with Fifth Third Bancorp, in a bank management training program. She went on to earn an M.A. in English from Wright State University in 2002 and a J.D. from The Ohio State University in 2005.

A consummate introvert, her favorite OHIO memories include long walks around the beautiful campus and bike path; early-morning fall rowing practice at Stroud’s Run; and finding a comfortable couch for reading at Perk’s or the Front Room.

William Wyss, portrait

William Wyss

William Wyss ’84M

Wyss is an adjunct professor in the Psychology Neuroscience and Human Development at the University of Mount Union in Louisville, Ohio. He was the chairman of the social studies department at Louisville High School.

Wyss earned an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Wyss shared two special memories of his time at OHIO.

“On a moonlight fall evening in the garden in front of Alden Library, I asked my girlfriend to consider marriage. We’ve been together now for 35 years,” he said. “In addition, I took Dr. Richard Bald’s Government & Politics of West Germany and began a lifelong relationship with the Federal Republic Germany. Through my knowledge of German politics, I was selected for a museum professional exchange, served on a Rotary International Group Study Exchange, and was appointed a Transatlantic Outreach Fellow. Over my career, I have visited Germany five times as part of professional programming and also have hosted multiple German visitors to the United States.”

Tom Grega, portrait

Tom Grega

Tom Grega ’95

Tom Grega is Vice President of Product Management at Compro Technologies, where he is part of the leadership team and has a successful track record of delivering enterprise solutions and helping customers develop their digital technology and strategy roadmap.

Grega earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, followed by an M.A. in Humanities from Xavier University and a Ph.D. in Global Technology Development from Arizona State University.

He worked on many major projects for top publishing companies—from learning, assessment and content platforms for Cengage Learning/Thomson Publishing to micro-publishing, training & assessment systems for other publishers such as National Geographic, Pearson, Vista Higher Learning, Brooks/Cole, Wadsworth, Southwestern, Delmar, and others.

His favorite memories:

  • Dr. Richard Bald – one of the most merciless graders and professors I’ve ever worked with. However I loved him, and he helped refine my writing and arguments to at least prepare me initially professionally and further academic work.
  • Dr. Sung Ho Kim – one of the most beautiful human beings I ever met. He was my adviser. Whenever I stopped by his office, it was always like getting a warm hug and a nice cup of tea.
  • Dr. Louis Randolph. Passionate. Somewhat biased but well-informed. I took three classes with Dr. Randolph. One of the sayings of his that I still retain to this day when bring home a argument – “Oh yes class, ……”  I love this line.

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