Student Success: Crista Brown

“I feel like I’m ready for anything.”

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“I feel like I’m ready for anything.”

Crista Brown


University of Cincinnati

Crista graduated from the University of Cincinnati in December of 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Public Relations Certificate. Throughout her college career she was able to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and has successfully continued a family legacy of graduating from Walnut Hills High School and the University of Cincinnati.

Crista will continue her career journey at Paycor as a Distribution Specialist where she will process payroll for clients. Prior to working at Paycor, Crista was employed at Education at Work. Crista heard about Education at Work through a fellow church member and she applied in March of 2013. She explains that through her experience with the company she learned how to handle upset customers. Before working at EAW, she was not confident in talking to difficult customers; however, now she feels she is able to handle people with all different personality types.

She credits her supervisor for providing her with a smooth work experience and the support she needed to be successful at Education at Work. Her supervisor’s support helped her gain leadership experience and gave Crista insight on applying her studies to real life situations. Crista believes that Education at Work motivated her to do her best in school. She states that her greatest joy of working at Education at Work was being able to help an upset customer without seeking assistance from her supervisor.

She advises other student employees at Education at Work to never take customer situations personally, be friendly, and go beyond measures to make the most of their career. After graduation, Crista had earned $1,500 in tuition assistance, which has helped her mother and father, who supported both Crista and her older brother through school. Crista is a great example of  a successful student employee who lived out the Education at Work mission!

Article by Kaity Norcross