University of Arkansas Hosts Vice President of Engineering on Industry Panel
Speaking to a group of college students, CaseStack Vice President of Engineering Polly Rebich advised new entrants to the workforce to pursue challenging opportunities throughout their careers as part of a panel hosted by the University of Arkansas’ Center for Retailing Excellence.
Rebich was one of four panelists who explained their career paths and offered advice as part of the Center’s Professional Panel Luncheon series. Rebich represented the information technology and supply chain components of the consumer packaged goods industry. The remaining panelists represented the personal care, food, and beverage and consumer health categories from prominent brand name companies. Panelists included:
- Regina Bailey, Director of Category Management, Walmart and Club Sector, Unilever
- Amy Kihenia, Category Insights Manager, Sara Lee Corporation
- Lindsey Benbrook, Shopper & Category Insights Manager, Pfizer Consumer Health
Rebich told students to “be themselves” during an interview with a prospective employer and to be very careful what they post on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
“Your interviewer already has an idea what kind of person he needs in the open position and what qualities he is looking for when you come in for an interview,” Rebich said. “If it’s you, great, and if not, then you’ll find something much better suited to you at another company. Just be careful what you put out there in the world on LinkedIn and Facebook. Employers will look for you, so remember that what you post will be there forever.”