News from the Nest

60 Seconds With Julie Kwasniak, ’06

Hometown: Pendleton, N.Y.

Degree: B.S. in business (marketing and international business)

Current job: Talent acquisition at Corning, Inc.

My best memory at Niagara is: Professor Pikas’ marketing classes — he was my favorite teacher of all times!

My favorite hangout was: Gallagher between classes with friends.

The most important life lesson I learned at NU was: to proofread everything – presenting well through writing is key to being a success in the business world.

I am inspired by: my 18-month-old son, Jackson.

The three words that describe me are: upfront, passionate, and happy.

My favorite part of my job is: helping people find jobs they love.

When I’m not working you’ll find me: spending time with my family around Buffalo — or enjoying a little retail therapy!

I still want to learn how to: ski.

Five random facts about me:

1. I was born just outside of Atlanta, Ga., but moved back to Buffalo when I was little.

2. In high school, I was voted class skipper.

3. During my sophomore year of college, I studied abroad in Nice, France, and was able to travel all over Europe.

4. One of the reasons I named my baby Jackson is because it was the name of a character I loved in Steel Magnolias.

5. I have a serious passion for the City of Buffalo and love spending time there with my family.