Sandy Summers loves to speak with anyone who will listen about Southeastern programs and how our students are prepared technically and professionally for the workforce. As the Technology Recruiting Manager for Workforce Talent Initiative in the College of Science and Technology, Summers interacts with businesses looking for quality talent.
Upon graduation from Southeastern, Summers decided that she liked Hammond so much that she would stay in the area if the opportunity presented itself. She enrolled in Southeastern’s MBA program and worked as a graduate assistant at the Small Business Development Center.
“As a graduate assistant at the SBDC, I was exposed to corporate training and development and was thoroughly supported and encouraged to take on core responsibilities in the office,” she said. “I truly felt valued and that I could help to further the mission of the SBDC and the university. Luckily, a full time position in that office became available, and I was given the opportunity to stay on in the office that taught me so much!”
Summers said she enjoys working at Southeastern and living in Hammond.
“Southeastern has its own unique vibe that is unlike any other university. Our campus is filled with knowledgeable and helpful folks that are focused on our students,” she said. “Hammond is booming with activity and development. There has been so much positive change that makes our city and parish a place that people don’t just want to work in, but they feel good about staying here, raising kids here and making it home.”