Emily McCarthy

What is the first job you ever had?

 “My dad used to pay me to wrap gifts! My first “real” paid job was when I was 11. I was a product tester for Nestle. We met once a month and got to eat chocolate and other snacks and answer questions about them…and got paid. What a great first working experience!”

 When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“It varied…teacher, therapist, writer, interior designer, and probably some others I forgot. I began college as an undeclared major so I could explore some different paths.”

 What’s your favorite hobby?

“Travel! I had the opportunity to go to Australia and New Zealand last year and it was an amazing experience.”

 Favorite animal?

“Sea otters, but since I can’t keep one as a pet, I typically have fish.”

 What’s the best career advice you have?

“Be open to new opportunities, and follow your heart and intuition. If someone had told me three years ago I’d be living in AZ and working at a university I wouldn’t have believed them. But here I am!”

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