An Interview with ManTech Employee, Kristin
Job title/Description: Digital Media Specialist
Time at ManTech: One year+
What drew you to ManTech?
Word of mouth! I heard great things about ManTech from friends and colleagues and wanted to experience the company culture firsthand.
What is or has been the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
After college, I spent a few months as a substitute teacher. This taught me leadership skills and how to be calm and composed (even when you overhear something really funny and you want to laugh).
How do you balance career and home life?
With a short commute! Wouldn’t trade it for the world.
What advice do you have for prospective ManTech candidates?
If you’re entry-level like I was, don’t be intimidated when you interview – be yourself. ManTech is diverse and dynamic, so hiring managers want to see that you would be a good fit for the team.
What are you passionate about?
Empathy, open-mindedness and putting pineapple on pizza.
What is the coolest thing about what you’re working on now?
Having the opportunity to engage with many different departments. ManTech is a large company and I appreciate the ability to collaborate with employees whose areas of expertise are so varied from my own.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
My dog. I want to experience her level of comfort, even for just one day.
Who is your superhero and why?
Emma Coburn, the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. I ran steeplechase in college and have always admired her dedication and drive.