Up and Coming
Kaitlyn Titus, 23, a May 2012 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, works as the gift and development coordinator at The Better Government Association. Although Titus majored in English and International Studies at Loyola, she has landed a career in the journalism world.
Compass: What was your major/minor? Who was your favorite professor, in your department, at Loyola?
Compass: Where have you worked since graduation?
KT: I am currently work at the Better Government Association (BGA) in Chicago, IL.
Compass: How did you hear of a job at the BGA?
KT: I actually heard about the opening at the BGA through Loyola’s RamblerLink system, while in my final year of undergrad.
Compass: How long have you worked at the BGA and what is your position? What does your job entail?
KT: I have worked at the BGA for around eight months now. I work with the gift and development coordination at the BGA. I provide support to the BGA by advancing its administration, human resources and external relations through major fundraising events, efforts and membership development.
Compass: Are you working on any special projects?
KT: The BGA has three major fundraising events every year, the Annual Luncheon in the fall, the Young Professionals Board event in the summer and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting in the spring. We are currently working on the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting.
Compass: What was the best piece of career advice given to you?
KT: My father instilled in me that you must take pride in your work, no matter what it is.
Compass: Do you have any advice for graduating seniors?
KT: Utilize the resources that the university has given you, especially important skills that are fluid throughout the professional world. Use your moral compass and externships to hone your search for a career and do not block off any avenues due to preconceptions. They can often have pleasant surprises.