Five Questions With...Joel Andryc, Sp '79
(Elizabeth Gehringer, Comm '15)

Joel Andryc1. What was your first job following graduation and what did it teach you?
I worked for Chuck Barris Productions ("The Gong Show", "Dating Game" and "Newlywed Game") as a production assistant. I quickly learned that everyone has to "pay their dues." Maintain patience and perseverance as you pursue your career goals and you will succeed!

2. What qualities do you look for and appreciate in the people you work with or hire?
Those with a real understanding of their industry, including new trends, corporate mergers, economic challenges and a grasp of their business sector. A college diploma is a great start but knowledge of the "real world" is also key.

3. Professional development book you’d recommend.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work

4. Two things you think a Marquette student should do before they graduate.
Establish a LinkedIn account and read industry/trade and business-to-business publications. As referenced above, an understanding of your “real world” business sector is often key to landing that first job.

5. Favorite place on campus when you were a student. 
Can I say “The Ardmore?”


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