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Serving as a Miller Fellow, Kyna Burke ’19 started her journey with Yellow Springs Home, Inc. shortly after arriving to campus. A little hesitant about the full-time job experience, Kyna quickly learned that when you truly believe in the mission of an organization, each day is an adventure and does not feel like “work”. After working part-time for the first two quarters, Kyna transitioned into full-time work for her Co-op quarter. Each day was filled with new, varying tasks from grant writing and research, to planning open house events, running in and out of meetings, working with volunteers, or even removing fiberglass insulation from a home in the process of being built. For Kyna, working at Home Inc., is more than just completing tasks on time.  “I can’t help but see the end goal of handing somebody their first set of keys when I’m filing papers or making a coffee run. Knowing that my supervisor doesn’t have to worry about the smaller tasks that I handle means they can move forward with the bigger and more time sensitive tasks,” she states. Thanks to the wonderful crew at Home, Inc., Kyna has been able to see first-hand what it looks like to develop community on a daily basis.

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Tanya Couch serves as the Career Communications Coordinator within the Cooperative Education Program. In this role, Tanya prepares students for post-graduate success, by assisting in career development such as resume building, interviewing skills, online profile development, and providing general advice and guidance how to pursue a full-time work or graduate studies opportunity.

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