An Interview with ManTech Employee, Emily
Title: Graphic Designer
Group: Corporate Proposal Development Center
Time at ManTech: 4 years
What drew you to ManTech?
The position and the people. I was lucky enough to have an internship with ManTech, so I was able to experience the company, my team and my future position. Not everyone gets to start working in the field of their degree right out of college, so that was huge; and my amazing team was an added bonus. came to ManTech through an acquisition in 2010. During the past 8 years, we have really grown – not just in size, but in capability and talent, and we are recognized for the outstanding support we provide to our customers.
How do you balance career and home life?
Building my career and making a name for myself has been my priority since I started with ManTech, but you have to find that healthy balance to stay sane. Because what we do can be a 24/7 job, if you don’t let yourself pause, you won’t be successful in either aspect; work or home. I love what I do, but you can only burn the candle at both ends for so long. I go to the gym (therapy) every day after work, and truly value my weekends with friends and family.
What advice do you have for prospective ManTech candidates?
Remember that everyone had to start somewhere. Be confident in what you’re bringing to the table. You are here for a reason. Work hard, put in the time, and you will get out of the experience what you put in.
What are you passionate about?
The obvious initial answer is “the work I do.” And it’s true, I love my job, as well as graphic design and art in general. But there is more. I am also very passionate about food and fitness! Wings and working out. Doughnuts and deadlifts. Planking for the pizza.
What do you like most about ManTech?
I love the sense of family we have at the company and, more importantly, with my team members. I am thankful every day for the group of people I get to work with. We win as a team, lose as a team, and working for this company has been so rewarding. It is a great environment for personal and professional growth. I think one of the most important things about a good job is the healthy environment that goes hand-in-hand with the people you work with.
How do you get your caffeine in the mornings?
I am an iced coffee, twice a day, kinda girl. So I caffeinate in the morning and the afternoon!
Who is your superhero and why?
Captain America – but not from the movies. He’s the one I call Dad. He is my most important role model. Not only do I credit him for who I am today, but I aspire to be like him every day, personally and professionally.
What does “Securing the Future” mean to you?
Working hard today, for the insurance of a better tomorrow. I always say: “All we can do is try to be better than we were yesterday.” I think when we work hard toward a better tomorrow, we are forging our path into our place in the future.