Kelly Rodrigues ‘14 has her dream job in Human Resources at Bell’s Brewery where she’s the person “behind the bar,” who helps hand pick employees to ensure they are the right fit for the Bell’s culture. She says that 10 years in the restaurant industry and the decision to further her education with Davenport University helped her land this role.
Please join us in welcoming the following new employees that joined the University in May 2016:
Registration for the 2016 Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute is now open. This annual academic event is a chance for all members of Davenport’s academic team to share ideas and connect. This year’s event will be held at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids on Thursday, August 25.
Please register no later than July 1 for either the online or in-seat event using the online registration forms available here.
What is your major and graduation degree date?
My major is MBA, Strategic Management concentration. I am currently a full time graduate student and am graduating in August.
Why did you choose Davenport University?
I transferred from Humber College, which is located in Toronto, Canada. When I was searching for universities in the U.S., Davenport University was the best one because of the courses, degree, major, tuition, security, campus culture, city attractions, location, etc.
What do you enjoy most about living in Grand Rapids?
Grand Rapids is an art and furniture city with lots of fun things to do. I have enjoyed the art shows like ArtPrize which are held every autumn in downtown.
Are you involved with any organizations on campus?
I am a GSO (Global Student Organization) member.
What can you share with us about your culture?
We always like to cook and eat real Chinese food at home with our friends and families.
What hobbies and interests do you have outside of school?
I like cars, photography, TV shows, music, shopping etc.
What is your favorite food in your country and in United States?
In my country, I like Chinese rice cake and soup.
In United States, I like steak.
What is your favorite festival or holiday in your country and in United States? Why?
My favorite festival in my country is the Chinese National Day on October 1 because People’s Republic of China was founded in October 1, 1949. It is the biggest day of the year with highest honor and should be remembered.
In United States, I like Thanksgiving Day because it is the day most American families do not have to work and gather together. I also like the day after Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, because lots of shops will promote sales.
Anything else we should know about you or you’d like to add?
Authentic, real Chinese food can never been found within the United States and tastes very different from the dishes in the United States.
Congratulations to those who were recognized in May for their GREAT customer service!