Miranda Parks, '11
While at UNG, Miranda Parks was involved with the Academic Judiciary Committee, Leadership Instructor Training, Phi Mu, and SGA. She graduated in August 2011 with a degree in marketing and a minor in leadership. Parks lives in Greenville, South Carolina and works as the client relations manager for Rail Training and Consulting (RTC) and RailSoft Systems (RSS). RTC conducts safety training for railroad/plant operations and RSS is a software company for short line railroads.
HOW DID UNG BENEFIT YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
Attending North Georgia led me to my first and second jobs out of college. I worked for a company out of Dahlonega/Dawsonville (Sheer Imagination/Giggle Monkey Toys) for my first year after graduation. I connected with the toy company at an on campus job fair and the CFO was also a graduate of North Georgia. After working with the toy company, I decided I wanted to move from Gainesville and reconnected with a screen printing company called The Graphic Cow. I had been the t-shirt chair for Phi Mu, so this job tied me back to North Georgia as well. I moved to Greenville, S.C. where The Graphic Cow is based.
HOW DO YOU STAY INVOLVED AS AN ALUMNI?
I try to stay as involved as much as possible as an alumni. I love to get back to campus as often as possible and see how it has changed since I was there! Every time I get back to Dahlonega it feels like home. I instantly feel like there's not a worry in the world when I pull into that "Little Gold Rush Town."
PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF YOUR WORK. (INCLUDING ANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, ETC.)
I live in Greenville, S.C. currently and love this city! It is beautiful and being only 2 hours from Gainesville, I can get back home relatively quickly. I am a member of the Junior League of Greenville (JLG) and the Radiance Bible Study. Being involved in organizations at North Georgia has made the transition into the Junior League rather seamlessly. Because I was on committees in college, I was familiar with the formal meeting process. I am now the Sustainer Outreach Vice Chair for JLG and I know through my involvement of strong organizations at North Georgia, I will have no problems helping run a committee of a large organization. College is about educational training but being involved in great organizations also helps with personal development and learning to network, which is something I will always carry with me from my time at North Georgia.