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Happy Administrative Professionals Day from Gateway Coordinator Bethany Paul!

Greetings!

My name is Bethany Paul, and I am the newest member of the Gateway team at Skillpoint Alliance.  I am so excited to be here!

A little bit about me: being born in Chicago and having grown up outside of Philadelphia, it’s in my blood to love food.  Austin has been a great move for me, as I’m sure I could eat at a new place once a week forever.  And I’m not picky – food trucks, sushi, a fancy steak…it’s all good!  Outside of food, my other love is my 2-year-old English Bulldog T-Bone.  He and I are best buddies – his favorite thing to do is going to the dog park so he can play and play and play. I also love to travel and explore. Local, nationally, internationally, whatever– if I’m on the road, I’m happy.

Work-wise, my work history has a heavy administrative thread.  Most recently, I was employed for two years in a Human Resources office in Northwest Austin.  That being said, I believe I have a full understanding of the importance of our administrative professionals in the workplace!  They are the support system that keeps any and all workplaces up, running, and organized.  From one administrative professional to all of you out there – Happy Admin Professionals Day!  Keep up the fantastic work!

In closing, let me say again how excited I am to be a part of the Gateway team, and I’m already getting an idea of what it is that I want to accomplish in 2013.  Primarily, my goal is to raise the great post-graduate employment rate.  Currently we average 80%, and I want to do my part to bring it to 85% by the end of 2013.  I’d also really love to get more local organizations involved in this process, as it’s a win-win for everyone.  Look out Austin nonprofits, I’ll be calling you soon!