Employee Spotlight | Emily Wellen

Please meet Emily Wellen, this month’s employee spotlight feature. Emily is G&W’s Communications Intern. While finishing her last year at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Emily is majoring in applied communication studies with an emphasis in public relations. On a typical work day, Emily can be found creating social media content, writing blog articles, and boosting G&W’s overall online presence.

Q: What is your favorite part about working at G&W?

  • The employees and the atmosphere! Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Being an Intern or a new employee can be intimidating at times, but the employees at G&W have made me feel welcome and valued.

Q: When you are not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?

  • When not at G&W, you can find me either coaching, or spending time with friends and family. I currently coach a high school dance team in Illinois. It was actually the same dance team I was a part of when I was in high school! Friends and family also mean the world to me, so I like to spend as much time with them as possible.

Q: If given a chance, who would you be for a day and why?

  • Taylor Swift! I am a huge fan. During her 1989 tour, I actually won tickets to her show in St. Louis! It was amazing! I would love to be able to sing like her, and I also think she is a genuine person.

Q: How would you define success?

  • Accomplishing your goals or dreams whether they are big or small. Doing what makes you happy is what I consider being successful.

Q: If you could do another job for just a day, what would it be?

  • I would definitely want to be a performer. Ever since I was little, I loved to be on stage and perform! I started competitive dance at a young age and continued that through my high school years.

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