This month, our Member Spotlight is on Denise Osmond, an active member of our Professional Development Team who consistently attends our Top 10 YPN Workplace Award presentations.
Let’s take a few minutes to get to know Denise!
Where are you originally from? Beach, ND
What is your occupation? Recruitment Manager for North Dakota Department of Transportation
Why do you feel it is important to be part of the YP Network? Being a part of the YP Network is important because of the lasting connections made through networking. These connections may help you open a new door for your career and share tips and tricks for your personal and professional growth. Through the YP Network you have an opportunity to meet people you may not have met. You are also provided with more opportunities to participate and volunteer in events you didn’t know were available. Being a member of YP Network is empowering.
Are you involved in other organizations in the community? I am a member of the Bismarck State College Career Development Advisory Board, Division chair for NDDOT United Way committee, American Legion Auxiliary member, involved in the PTO at Centennial Elementary and serve on the Mutual Ministry team at my church.
What professional advice do you have for other young professionals? Networking is so important. Making connections through your own employer and in the community will help you grow personally and professionally. Take the time to ask questions and learn from those in your network. Surround yourself with people who encourage your growth and want to see you succeed. Be innovative and voice your opinion. Take advantage of furthering your education with learning opportunities and/or a company tuition reimbursement program. Be efficient and provide excellent service by responding to emails and voicemails timely because everyone is busy and their time is valuable. Remember to always be professional and positive even in stressful times.
How do you spend your free time? I am married, have two boys, ages 7 and 2, and a 12-year old cocker spaniel. I enjoy spending time with my family playing, reading, photography, doing projects, camping, going for walks or bike rides, watching movies, traveling and making memories. I love to entertain, cook, bake, socialize and empower others. We enjoy remodeling our house and helping friends with their home projects. I also spend some of my free time helping my husband network with his electrical business.
What is your favorite quote? “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” -Roger Staubach
- I attended Dickinson State University on campus for the first semester of my college career and quickly realized I wanted to gain my experience and education at the same time. I began online courses in my second semester of college and found a full-time job. I attended full-time college and worked full-time for five years so I could double major in business administration & human resource management with a minor in management.
- I was nominated for the NDDOT Employee of the Year award after one year of service with NDDOT.
- I enjoy public speaking and hosting events.
- I am related to the ‘famous’ Osmond family through my husband.
We’re so glad you’re a YPN member, Denise! Thank you for all you do!