Enoch is the Vice President of Strategic Sales at a printing company. He grew up in Baltimore and attended college at University of Maryland where he studied communications. While in his senior year of college, Enoch was committed to looking for employment. He saw his older friends who graduated before him struggling to find jobs and he wanted to get a head start. Enoch went to his school's Career Fair and met the reps from Consolidated Graphics, the company which owns his current employer. "Printing was new for me, but I took a risk," Enoch said. He interviewed for a job with PCA and got it. Enoch has been with his company for 5 years and says it is a good fit for him. He enjoys learning about business on a small scale and running projects from the ground up. When new opportunities became available, Enoch seized them, showing his worth to the company and landing him a promotion to his current role. "You have to be confident in yourself," Enoch said of job-searching. "If you don't think you can do the job you are applying for, why should the employer."
After graduating from Virginia Tech with a double major in International Studies and Marketing, Rachel wanted to move to NYC and work in advertising/marketing for a large company like Victoria Secret. Nervous about finding a job and with student loans to pay however, Rachel interviewed with Consolidated Graphics. She loved the company president and Baltimore and started in their training program after graduation. For six months however, she found herself wearing jeans and a t-shirt and folding paper and was confused. She stuck it out however, and soon moved to the admin side, learning about the different sectors of the printing business. She liked sales the most and is now in her second week in the sales department. Rachel stressed the importance of building self-confidence, having persistence, and not letting negative personalities damper your day.
Kashonna is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and pastor. Her business is a nonprofit called C.L.A.S.S. which teaches middle and high school students about leadership, life skills, money management, and how to dress for success. Her organization works on getting to the heart of where students are and what they need. "I wanted to start my own nonprofit so I could go into the schools and change lives," Kashonna said. As a motivational speaker, Kashonna helps people get to their "next". She is passionate about coaching individuals and has always been a people person. Prior to her current role, Kashonna worked in HR and staffing. "I have always loved talking to people and connecting them." After getting laid off once, Kashonna made the decision to start her business. She enjoys what she does, but is aware that she has made many sacrifices to get to where she is. She urged clients to "make the decision not to stop" pushing for what they want. "Our mentalities stop us," she said. "You need to have persistence, consistence, and discipline."