Senior Mikayla Bankson:
- Business Administration major with Leadership minor
- Accepted a job after graduation at C&A Industries in Omaha as a Social Media Recruiter, starting June 18
- Will use skills gained from being a marketing intern at Doane's Office of Communications along with developing team building skills and practicing professionalism in the workplace
- "This job will be an incredible opportunity for me to gain a new perspective on social media, develop team building skills and practice professionalism in the workplace. I think that any job is a stepping stone within my ultimate goal of being my own boss someday."
- "I am incredibly sad to leave the place that I have called home for the past four years, the friends I've made and the relationships I've built with faculty and staff, with that being said I am also incredibly excited to start this new chapter in my life, in a new city, working at my first 'big girl job'."
Senior Taylor Landenberger:
- Elementary Education major with Early Childhood Education Endorsement
- Will be teaching kindergarten and coaching cheerleading at Southern Elementary School in Blue Springs, Neb., starting at the end of the summer
- Landenberger will be living only 20 minutes away from her job
- "I just hope to continue to grow in my love for teaching and cheerleading. I don’t really have any other goals for myself other than just accessing and doing my best with my new career. I do plan to dominate to work towards my masters while teaching, but what I plan to do with that I have yet to decide."
- "I am beyond excited to graduate and start my career. The past few months have seemed so long. It is weird knowing my college life is about over, and sort of sad in a way, but also extremely exciting at the same time knowing that I am about to start the job I have always longed for in just a few short weeks. It is a bittersweet feeling for sure."
Senior Brooke Ronhovde:
- Elementary Education major with an endorsement in English Language Learners (ELL)
- Will be teaching ELL students at Clinton Elementary School in Lincoln, starting at the end of July
- "From the start of my education career, I knew that LPS was a special district. Because Lincoln is a relocation city for refugees, their ELL population is massive and only growing. They go above and beyond to support ELL students each day in this district. What I have witnessed in my practicum and student teaching placements with LPS has been like no other district. LPS has always been my goal and I am so thrilled to be employed with them."
- "I have spent the last four years building up my rapport and my box of tools for teaching and I feel so ready to get started. Right now, I am just excited to get into the classroom and work with a group of students who I can call mine. The hardest part of all of my placements was always having to leave at the end of the semester. I am so excited to finally have a group of students who I do not have to leave. My future goal is to get my masters in curriculum and instruction and eventually educational leadership but as of right now I just want to be in the classroom."
Senior Ronnie Brust
- Spanish and Secondary Education major with an endorsement in English Language Learners (ELL)
- Will be teaching sixth through eighth grades at Culler Middle School in Lincoln, starting at the end of July
- This will be Brust's dream job after graduating
- "Through this job, I really hope to gain even more ELL teaching strategies and learn how to be as diversified in my teaching methods as possible. ELL students need lots of scaffolding and every student in the classroom can be at a different place/English level so I want to be as accommodating and flexible as possible. Right now, my heart is full knowing I will be an ELL teaching for the foreseeable future. Maybe eventually I could see myself in an administrative role, but right now I couldn't imagine not being in the classroom working with students."
- "I am so ready to graduate and start my career. While I've loved my time at Doane and cherish every experience I've had, every moment has been leading up to this. I think that something would be wrong if I wasn't ready to take what I've learned here and start making a difference in the world."