Open

Employer Spotlight

Recruit Gen Y Stars

You need new tools to attract the new breed of talent - Experience will help you build your team with Gen Y stars.

Go

Ease of Use

Our management dashboard helps you easily post jobs, pinpoint targeted candidates and manage your talent pipeline.

Go

All Needles, No Hay

Don't wait for the best candidates to come to your door - with Experience, you can proactively target top talent.

Go

Build Your Experience

Experience is your most important asset - we're here to help you find that next opportunity.

Go

Tell Your Story

You're so much more than just your resume. Showcase your Experience.

Go

Connections Matter

Introductions are made easy when you have Experience -- connect with alumni, mentors and industry insiders.

Go
Forgot?

Use eRecruiting by Experience on campus?
Find your school here.

Home  > Insider profile
Sue Gaines
Educator at PETA

"I also work with teachers that want to use animal rights issues for teaching."

What have been the most defining moments along your career path?

Taking that step to intergrate my skills into a job/organization I believe in. I work with students, parents & teachers specifically on the issue of dissection alternatives. I research issues to help convince educators that students can learn the material through other methods. I also work with teachers that want to use animal rights issues for teaching. I help them gather proper info and materials for debates, humane education curriculum, etc.

How did you get your big breaks?

I was volunteering for a local animal rights organization. I worked as a graphic designer doing corporate communications for many years. Reached a point where I felt what I was doing wasn't making a difference. So I took an interest that I'd been volunteering on for many years (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA)and asked about jobs with them. I've been with PETA for 8 years.

What have you learned from your experience?

If you're interested in working for a nonprofit, volunteer locally. Try an internship. PETA has an internship program all year. During the summer students live with other employees and are given their meals. Also they're paid a small stipend. You can intern in as many different departments or could focus specifically in one. Many interns turn full time. There is a lot of flexibility here. You can really design your own career path based on your own interests.

What most excites you about your job right now?

We're constantly evaluating what we should do regarding what the issues are at the time. The company is constantly moving and changing with the needs and issues of the public. I feel a part of something I believe in and I'm making a difference in the world.

On a scale of 1-10, how relevant was your academic major to your career? (1=not at all, 10=absolutely essential)

10

What would you like to have achieved by the last day of your career?

Help more animals and teach others how to as well.

More Insider Profiles
Karina Robinson,  Regional Sales Director, EF Educational Tours
"I go to Europe about twice a year for business. About 10 days per trip. On top of salary, I get bonus points for sales and can use those for travel."

Ryan Jones,  Editor
Get the inside scoop on from an Experience Insider working in Publishing.

Tim Kendall,  Finance
"...the smartest guys in the room are the people who realize they're not the smartest."

Jenna Brady,  Teacher
"My mom is a teacher. I grew up with teaching, so I think that's one of the reasons I didn't go right into that career."

David Michel,  Teacher
"I had thought about wanting to teach a long time. I didn't have any clue how to go about it."


Google Web Search
Didn't see what you were looking for?
 
powered by Google
Copyright ©2015 Experience, Inc Privacy Policy Terms of Service