Many UC alumni are thankful for their UC education and experience. Follow along with this series through November (also known as the thankful month) as UC alumni give thanks to UC. If you would like to share your story and show your appreciation for the university, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Grzeszczak is thankful for his UC experience for many reasons. Justin says his education gave him the opportunity to learn in the classroom and gain real-world work experience. Through those experiences, he gained the education, confidence, and abilities to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
"UC's top notch education programs helped me become a top performer in my company," Justin proudly explained. He also credits the diversity at UC for helping expand his world view.
"My time at UC left me with many lifelong friends and memories. Some of the best memories include attending the Orange bowl and Sugar bowl, Rushing Nippert Stadium, moving into Calhoun Hall, listening to lectures given by Fortune 500 executives, and my senior year capstone project," Justin said.
When asked why he is 'Proudly Cincinnati,' Justin said, "Because Cincinnati is a city where world class organizations, top notch academics, and an innovative workforce come together to create a thriving city. And also because the university is the #hottestcollegeinamerica."
Justin graduated from UC in 2012 with BA in organizational leadership, and works in New York City as an executive recruiter. He has also worked with companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Metlife, The Fiat Group (Fiat, Ferrari, and Ashton Martin), Wrigley, BASF, Ferrero, Mars, and Remy Martin.
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