My Professional Journey: Mike

Mead & Hunt employees have many different backgrounds and experiences; this is what makes working together so fun. This month on the blog, we’re honoring the professional journeys of several employees. Maybe you’ll find similarities in your own stories.

Mike Roering – Technology Systems team in Middleton, WI

Tell us about your first professional job.
I was in the Army medical corps. I started out as a basic medic. Through education and hard work, I worked my way to being a civilian equivalent to a PA (Physician’s Assistant).

What is something you learned from your first professional experience that you have carried with you to your career today?
In the day-to-day operations of treating and caring for people you have to really listen to what someone is telling you. You not only have to listen to them, but hear their tone, understand their body language, and read their gestures. I also learned to treat everyone the same – like you were taking care of one of your own family members.

Growing up, what was an influencing factor in choosing this line of work?
Needing to know how things work, I was always taking something apart and trying to put it back together.

I would not be where I am today without being able to practice good comprehension.

Kathy Schumann

About the Author

Kathy Schumann connects with co-workers by sharing their stories and experiences – helping employees see how they fit into the big picture of Mead & Hunt. “I have the best job. There’s a great sense of purpose helping co-workers be engaged and challenged by their work experience,” she says. When she’s not blogging, Kathy is editing e-newsletters, building the intranet and forming Mead & Hunt running teams.

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