Hannah Zander, graduate of the online MMIS program at Georgia College

We hear it all the time. After snagging an undergraduate degree, many business professionals opt to go after a Masters Degree in the not-so-distant future. But why? What are the reasons behind it, and what kind of concessions will need to be made in the midst of adulting? And what about online learning? Zander, a recent Georgia College online grad, joins guest host Jon Waterhouse and answers these questions and a whole lot more.

Transcript of Show

Speaker 1: 00:02
It’s time for Lenz on Business with Richard Lenz on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, exploring Atlanta’s business leaders, inspiring stories, lessons learned, and tips for growth and success.

Jon Waterhouse: 00:27
We hear it all the time, after snagging a business-related undergrad degree, many young professionals decide to go after a master’s degree in the not too distant future. But why? What are the reasons behind it and what sort of concessions will have to be made in the midst of adulting? Hey, life happens no matter what. And what about online learning? This week’s guest will be answering those questions and a whole lot more. Welcome to Lenz on Business, business talk on WSB, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and this week we’ll be talking to a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. Please welcome Hannah Zander. Hannah took that virtual graduation walk back in May and before that, she earned her Bachelor of Science and Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2013 at Auburn University. She’s currently Manager of Communications and Logistics at Kennesaw State University. Previously, she served as events and communications coordinator at that school.

Hannah continues putting her Master of Management Information Systems to work at her career and you can learn more about Georgia College’s online graduate business programs at makeyournextmove.org. Welcome, Hannah.

Hannah Zander: 01:56
Thank you. Thank you for that introduction.

Jon Waterhouse: 01:59
Absolutely. So, Hannah, you’re fresh off of your online master’s degree program. How does it feel? Is there a weight off your shoulders right now?

Hannah Zander: 02:06
Yes, definitely. First and foremost, it feels great. I definitely feel accomplished. I’m really proud of myself for going and getting my master’s and it feels great to have that degree up on the wall in my office. But you’re right, any program, including an online one, definitely is a time commitment as well as is hard work. The classes were challenging. It took time, it took mental capacity. So it is a slight relief to know that it’s all wrapped up in a bow and totally done.

Jon Waterhouse: 02:35
So when you wrapped it up with that bow, was there a celebration involved?

Hannah Zander: 02:39
Yes, yes, definitely. Had to go out to dinner, celebrate the exciting news that I am now a master’s degree holder.

Jon Waterhouse: 02:48
And you’re also an undergrad holder, obviously. You went to Auburn University. What was that experience like? You majored in hotel and restaurant management. Why hospitality?

Hannah Zander: 03:00
Well, hospitality has always been kind of near and dear to me in the sense that traveling has always been a love of mine as well as it runs in my family. My grandpa, he actually is in the Guinness World Book of Records for going to every single county in the United States.

Jon Waterhouse: 03:17
How many years did that take? We’ve got to stop here and talk about this for a second. How many years did it take to go to every county in the United States of America?

Hannah Zander: 03:25
Oh, many years. I don’t know the exact number because he finished when I was one, so I just came in at the tail end of it. But traveling runs in my blood as well as I love to try new restaurants, as well. When people go out to eat, like you said, for a graduation, they’re often celebrating something. So being a part of that was what drove me to hospitality. I think it’s a really cool experience to be able to help someone plan their wedding, throw a party, just celebrate, and provide good food, a good atmosphere, all of that.

Jon Waterhouse: 03:57
So you got to take a look behind the counter, so to speak, at the hotel and restaurant business. Did you have a favorite course while you were studying that concentration at Auburn? Maybe a favorite professor?

Hannah Zander: 04:09
Yes, absolutely. One thing that was really cool at Auburn was they selected some students, and I was lucky enough to be chosen, to go to the Chinchero Wine Estates in California, that’s in Napa Valley. It was part of the beverage appreciation course.

Jon Waterhouse: 04:27
Wow.

Hannah Zander: 04:27
Which is not just a wine drinking course, although it did involve some wine, and there I earned my Certified Specialist of Wine Certification. So that was just really cool to get an in-depth look in the wine industry in this country, and again, see how it can be incorporated into my career as further knowledge.

Jon Waterhouse: 04:47
Speaking of beverage education, I did not go to Auburn University but I have some friends who did, so I made lots of weekend trips and did a lot of beverage education at Auburn University out of class, and I must say I think I left a few brain cells at Auburn.

Folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business on WSB, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. And don’t forget you can get your MBA, Master of Logistics, or Master of Management Information Systems online. Visit makeyournextmove.org and complete the form to get started.

I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and right now we’re chatting with Hannah Zander, a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program through Georgia College. Now, Hannah, let’s talk about the decision that you made to go back to school and get your degree. You received that undergrad, as I said, back in 2013, what was on your mind? What led you to go online and study and get your Master’s through Georgia College?

Hannah Zander: 05:57
Well, I actually lived in Birmingham before I lived in the Atlanta area, and in Birmingham, I worked in the hospitality industry, so I did get that hands-on experience for my undergrad. But then in 2016, my husband and I moved to the Atlanta area again, and that’s when I decided I wanted to transition my career a little bit. I wanted to kind of take the detail-oriented project management analytical skills that I had gained in my time in the industry as an event planner and kind of refocus it into the technology space, which is something I also had an interest for, as well as both of my parents have computer science degrees, so it kind of felt like a natural fit if I’m wanting to kind of transition careers of what to look at.

Luckily, I did get a position at Kennesaw State University, and one of the great benefits of working for the university system of Georgia is that they do offer free tuition for programs within the university system.

Jon Waterhouse: 06:57
Oh, that’s awesome.

Hannah Zander: 06:57
Yes, it’s definitely a great benefit of working for an employer like that. So having that benefit, I knew I wanted to take advantage and get into a great program, and that’s when I started doing my research and found Georgia College’s program.

Jon Waterhouse: 07:12
So do you think younger professionals need that edge of a master’s degree in today’s workplace? Is that one of the reasons that you went back to school?

Hannah Zander: 07:21
It definitely is one of the reasons for me. I think education is extremely important, so being able to have the chance to continue it was definitely a great benefit for me. I do think it will give me an edge to my career. I have already used some of the skills that I learned in the program, in my current role. So I do feel like having the master’s degree has definitely put me on a better career trajectory than had I not. But of course, everyone has to make that decision for themselves.

Jon Waterhouse: 07:47
Folks, if you’re just tuning in to this week’s Lenz on Business on WSB, we’re chatting with Hannah Zander. She’s a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. So Hannah, why Master’s of Management Information Systems? What led you to go in that direction?

Hannah Zander: 08:08
Well, Master’s in Management Information Systems, even though it’s a mouthful, it’s definitely a great degree.

Jon Waterhouse: 08:15
It is.

Hannah Zander: 08:15
It’s a great industry as a whole. I think it’s so interesting because there are so many different career paths you can take after receiving this degree. You can go into technical writing, you can go onto project management, database management, managing computer networks or enterprise systems, so there’s so many different varieties of paths you can take. So that’s one thing that attracted me to it, especially because I did get a rather specific bachelor’s degree. I wanted a broader master’s program as well as it allowed me to take the business knowledge that I already had and apply it to some new technical skills and still incorporate those two pieces of how my brain works.

Jon Waterhouse: 09:00
And lots of great schools have online programs. I mean, in fact, it can be kind of overwhelming when you look online and you’re like, “Oh my gosh, I want to go back to school, but where in the heck do I go?” Because it’s like a big buffet and there are all these different dishes with different flavorings and such. Which one do you choose? Which one do you indulge in? And why Georgia College? Why did you make that choice?

Hannah Zander: 09:24
Well, I agree. I definitely did a lot of research, but Georgia College definitely stood out. First off, I knew that I wanted a completely online program. The flexibility of an online program is what I knew would work with my personal and work life. So I definitely knew that that’s what I wanted. I also was really drawn to Georgia College’s smaller class sizes. It’s a little bit of a smaller school, so I felt like the small class sizes would give me more personalized attention. And I was correct, that is the case. So that was definitely a draw as well as within the curriculum for this program you have the chance to choose four electives. So I thought that was really neat because I could focus on the topics that I found most interesting. So that gave me a little more flexibility to tailor my learning to what I wanted to learn and get out of this program.

Jon Waterhouse: 10:15
So what were your four electives?

Hannah Zander: 10:18
Let me see if I remember them off the top of my head. The first one I took was a coding class. I believe it was called program development. So I learned some PHP and HTML in there. And then I took one on microcomputer applications, so that focused on Access and Excel. And then I took one on business intelligence, which I find extremely interesting. That was focusing on learning how to analyze data, collect data using systems like SAP and Tableau for visualization. That was a great one to expose me to a lot of different systems that I hadn’t previously seen in my workplace.

And then the final one that I took was a computer security class. And that one was really cool because that was, again, something that I hadn’t been exposed to previously through my work or my other schooling. That one was a really neat class because it actually allowed us to do a security audit on a place that was specific to us. So I was able to go and I actually chose my home parish and was able to go in and analyze their cybersecurity and offer recommendations. And that was a project within the course was to be able to do that.

Jon Waterhouse: 11:35
So cool. Folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business right here on WSB. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse. Georgia College is J. Whitney Bunting College of Business offers top-ranked online graduate business programs including MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management Information Systems. Learn more at gcsu.edu/business. Don’t go anywhere. This week we’re talking with Hannah Zander, a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. She’s taking us behind the curtain. We’ll be back in just a few moments right here on WSB.

Richard Lenz: 12:20
Hi, this is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.

Jon Waterhouse: 12:49
You are locked into Lenz on Business here on WSB, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. This week we’re learning all about the decisions and realities behind getting an online master’s degree in a business concentration. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse, and we’re chatting with Hannah Zander. Hannah recently earned her online Master of Management Information Systems degree from Georgia College. She continues putting her Master of Management Information Systems degree to use in her career. You can learn more about Georgia College’s online graduate business programs at makeyournextmove.org.

Now Hannah, let’s talk about the process of online learning. I have never taken an online course outside of some things at work, some training things, but had you ever taken an online course prior to Georgia College?

Hannah Zander: 13:48
Actually, no. Georgia College was my first exposure to online learning and it’s just a completely different experience than when you’re in an undergrad atmosphere. When I was an undergrad, I was a full-time student, so I was completely focused on school and extracurricular activities.

But now, I was a part-time student because I have a full-time job, I’m married, so I have those obligations, as well. So I needed it to be a different experience and that’s why I’m glad Georgia College’s program was all online because being in an online program, it just gave me so much more flexibility to work around my own schedule. One thing that did happen in my second semester in their program was I actually got a promotion at my job, which was great, but also meant more responsibility as well as more staying after hours for various events. So being in an online program allowed me to schedule my school work around my full-time work.

Jon Waterhouse: 14:53
Got you. So did you have any concerns though, walking in the door, walking in the virtual door? Did you have any idea of like, “Oh my gosh, I’m really kind of worried about this. What is this going to be like? I’ve never done this before.” Any anxiety?

Hannah Zander: 15:08
A little bit, yes. I was concerned that I wouldn’t get the same sort of professor or peer-to-peer interaction that you would have in a face-to-face course. But I think Georgia College actually does a really good job of mitigating that issue. First off, the professors are really responsive, so if you have any questions, they email you quickly or they’ll be willing to set up virtual office hours with you, as well as for a lot of the classes they use a system called Webex, which is essentially kind of like Skype where you can see another person’s visual, you can see their audios, as well as they can share their screen and you can share their screen. So we were still able to do class presentations, get some public speaking experience in there, as well as learn from our peers in that way as well.

Jon Waterhouse: 16:00
That’s so wild. I mean holograms are next, right? That’s what’s going to happen. Folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. And like Hannah, you can get your MBA, Master of Logistics or Master of Management Information Systems online. Visit makeyournextmove.org. And all you’ve got to do is complete the form to get started.

I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse, and yes, we are talking with Hannah Zander this week on Lenz on Business, a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. We’ve got more with Hannah in just a few moments. We’ll be back on Lenz on Business here on WSB after news, weather, and traffic.

Richard Lenz: 16:54
Hi, this is Richard Lenz, and you’re listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.

Jon Waterhouse: 17:21
Welcome back to Lenz on Business. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse here on WSB. Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business offers top-ranked online graduate business programs including MBA, Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management Information Systems. You can learn more at gcsu.edu/business.

If you just tuned into this week’s episode of Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College, this week we’re learning all about the decisions and realities behind getting an online master’s degree in a business concentration. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse, as I said, and we’re talking with Hannah Zander. Hannah recently earned her online Master of Management Information Systems degree from Georgia College. Before that she earned her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2013 at Auburn University. She’s currently Manager of Communications and Logistics at Kennesaw State University, and previously she served as Events and Communications Coordinator at that school. Did you throw some parties?

Hannah Zander: 18:36
A little bit, yeah.

Jon Waterhouse: 18:38
Bet it was fun.

Hannah Zander: 18:39
For the students.

Jon Waterhouse: 18:40
Yeah. Wow. Student parties, got to have an element of good time in there. Hannah continues putting her Master of Management Information Systems degree to use in her career. And you can learn more about Georgia College’s online graduate business programs at makeyournextmove.org.

So Hannah, tell me about the whole process of this program, of this specific concentration that you were involved with. What was the day-to-day process like as far as the study of Master of Management Information Systems online through Georgia College?

Hannah Zander: 19:18
Of course. Well, and of course, with any degree program, time management is going to be a key skill.

Jon Waterhouse: 19:25
I’m terrible at that, by the way. It’s a work in progress. “Progress not perfection,” they say.

Hannah Zander: 19:31
Right, right. Exactly. So time management is key. So I do work full-time, so normally 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Luckily, if you heard previously when they would do the Webex sessions, which are kind of online virtual sessions with the professor and peers, those would typically be one day a week from about 5:30 to 8:30. So it definitely gave you quality time with your professors learning the subject material without being too much of a burden on the rest of your life, the rest of your work schedule. And then there were, of course, assignments that you were responsible for doing on your own. For me, what I like to do, I would at least like to review the assignments before the weekend, so if I had questions that would give me time to reach out to the professors. But then, I’d normally set aside time on my weekends to complete those assignments.

Jon Waterhouse: 20:27
Let’s talk about these classes and what were they all about? You mentioned some earlier, some of the elective classes that you took.

Hannah Zander: 20:34
Yes, absolutely. The classes that this program offers, they really offer a solid foundation and a variety of skills, which I really enjoyed because it allowed me to see a multitude of ways that information systems can be applied to the business environment. Some of the courses that I particularly enjoyed, one was database management. In that, we reviewed using SQL Server, Microsoft Access, database design, all things that are particularly useful because data is such a valuable resource in today’s business environment. Learning how to really properly collect, store, manage that data, that was a crucial skill we learned in that class. Similarly, the topics in business intelligence class, I mentioned previously, that one kind of built on that class by adding in the analytics piece, and through that class I learned, and which I actually continue to use this skill in my current role, in how to use Tableau, which if you’re not familiar with Tableau, it’s kind of a data management visualization tool. And what I focused on, both in my class and current role, is the visualization piece.

And one thing that’s actually really interesting is one of my professors from Georgia College and I actually belonged to the same Tableau associated professional group. It’s called the Atlanta Tableau User Group. It’s essentially where professionals across the Atlanta area can come together and review best practices for using Tableau, learn new skills, see what they’re offering as new products, all of that. And he will actually be presenting at the June meeting, so I’m excited to continue to learn from him even after graduation.

Jon Waterhouse: 22:20
That’s super cool. Could you explain in layman’s terms, to this laymen across the table from you, what is Tableau exactly? You kind of gave us the nugget definition. Can you expand?

Hannah Zander: 22:31
Yes, absolutely. So what I use it for personally, it has a multitude of uses because it’s a great product, but what I use it for is I take data, so usually in Excel format, upload it, and then that allows me to create online interactive visualizations. So where you can hover, you can click on a bubble and it’ll transform into more data, and all of that.

Jon Waterhouse: 22:53
Oh, wow.

Hannah Zander: 22:55
Just a way to really bring your data to life.

Jon Waterhouse: 22:57
So a lot of graphic elements in this program?

Hannah Zander: 22:59
Yes, absolutely.

Jon Waterhouse: 23:00
Okay. And so let’s talk about your professor. What did he teach you about Tableau that you use the most in your current job?

Hannah Zander: 23:08
His main thing was focusing on proper design. Because without having a proper design to the data you’re trying to represent, it’s just going to be a jumbled picture. It’s not going to convey the message you’re trying to convey. So his real focus was on using the visualization software to tell a story with your data.

Jon Waterhouse: 23:30
Folks, you’re listening to Lenz on Business and our guest this week is telling her story. The whole shebang is presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. And don’t forget, you can get your MBA, Master of Logistics, or Master of Management Information Systems online. Visit makeyournextmove.org and just fill out that form and get started.

I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse and we are chatting with Hannah Zander. She did just that. She’s a recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College.

Hannah, earlier you were talking about that specialty being such a mouthful, and I have to say it every week on Lenz on Business, every week that I’m behind this microphone, and it is indeed a skill that I have to kind of like learn and hone every week here, just saying Master of Management Information Systems. When you were digging into this specialty, what were some of the things that you learned that were the most surprising?

Hannah Zander: 24:32
I think that some of the things that were most surprising to me was, I guess, how much technical knowledge the professors were able to impart without me having a technical computer background.

Jon Waterhouse: 24:48
Really? You didn’t have much of one?

Hannah Zander: 24:48
No. Like we discussed earlier, my bachelor’s is in hotel and restaurant management, which you’re not doing a lot of coding when you’re serving food.

Jon Waterhouse: 24:55
Your hands are full.

Hannah Zander: 24:58
Right, exactly. No time for that. So I was very pleasantly surprised in how the professors, as well as the coursework structure as a whole, was able to take someone like me with a very, very limited entry-level knowledge and transform me into someone who I feel like now has marketable technological skills that I can use. So that was a really cool thing. One of the classes that I took specifically was on learning how to code PHP, learning cybersecurity skills, and then the program also offered through two of the courses I took actual certifications in cybersecurity and computer networking. Things I had never really been exposed to previously, that now I feel like I have a solid foundation because of this program.

Jon Waterhouse: 25:46
And cybersecurity, of course, all over the news. We’re not going to get political, but in your course of study, did your learning and studying of cybersecurity kind of enlighten you as to some of the things that are going on in the world? Did it kind of give you a different perspective?

Hannah Zander: 26:05
Oh, absolutely. It’s like you said, it’s so crucial nowadays to protect data, and especially with all the new innovations that are coming out, which are awesome, such as everything with smartphones and smart devices, and people are having smart homes, but how do we keep them secure? How do we make sure no one’s listening to you over the line while you’re talking, trying to get the radio on in your house? Those kinds of things. So it did open my eyes to that and teach me the foundational knowledge to be able to work in a place like that if I so choose.

Jon Waterhouse: 26:37
If you’re just tuning in the Lenz on Business here on WSB, we’re talking with Hannah Zander. She’s a very graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. She actually completed that program in May, fresh out of the gate, brand spanking new degree.

Now Hannah, let’s talk about your time management during that whole experience, which you did talk about earlier on in the program, but let’s kind of go a little bit deeper, if you don’t mind. You were working full-time, as you said, while you were studying, so how did you manage and juggle that schedule? You alluded a little bit to that, but kind of give us some of your tips and tricks.

Hannah Zander: 27:18
Well for me personally, I’ve always been an agenda person, so I would always have every week what I needed to accomplish, both for work and school, in my agenda, and just making sure those things were prioritized when I needed them to.

Jon Waterhouse: 27:35
Okay. Stop right there. I am not a great agenda person. All I really use is a Word Doc and maybe a calendar, a digital calendar. What sort of tools do you use? What should I be using?

Hannah Zander: 27:47
Well, besides writing things down, I guess the online system that Georgia College uses, the Brightspace Desire2Learn, which is where all the course content is, that system also sends you reminders as well. So that was also really helpful. You’re logging in on Sunday and are like, “Oh, I just got a reminder for a quiz I need to take. I better go do that.” So, definitely a helpful tool.

Jon Waterhouse: 28:13
My goodness, that’s really cool, man. Making it happen at Georgia College. Folks, you are listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. I’m guest host, Jon Waterhouse and we are talking to Hannah Zander. She’s a very recent graduate of the online Master of Management Information Systems Program at Georgia College. We’re going to be learning more from Hannah during our final segment of the hour, so you don’t want to go anywhere. And don’t forget that marketing matters and Lenz knows marketing, from brand strategy to advertising, digital marketing to public relations. Think smart. Think creative. Think Lenz. Learn more at lenzmarketing.com.

This is Jon Waterhouse with Lenz on Business on WSB. We’ll be back in just a few moments.

Richard Lenz: 29:14
Hi. This is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.

Jon Waterhouse: 29:41
You are listening to Lenz on Business here on WSB. It’s presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. I’m guest host Jon Waterhouse. And this week we’ve been having a blast learning more about Georgia College’s online business programs. We’ve been talking with Hannah Zander. She recently earned her online Master of Management Information Systems degree from Georgia College. She continues putting her master degree to work in her career. You can learn more about Georgia College’s graduate business programs at makeyournextmove.org.

Now Hannah, one thing that I always say when I talk to some of the students from Georgia College, and we’ve had a few on the program, is no matter what, no matter how you prepare yourself, life happens. Right?

Hannah Zander: 30:33
Absolutely.

Jon Waterhouse: 30:33
And something really big happened to you in the midst of your studies and amidst of your online studies at Georgia College. What happened to you Hannah?

Hannah Zander: 30:44
Well, a few months ago, my husband and I were excited to find out that I became pregnant. So we are very excited about that. But it did fall, like you said, in the midst of my final semester at GCSU. So it was like, “Okay before we start this next adventure of having a baby, I need to finish my current adventure of finishing my master’s.” And that’s, again, where the flexibility of the online program really worked in my favor, especially because I had doctors’ appointments, fatigue, all of the things that come with being pregnant. So I was excited that I was able to complete my studies before we have our child.

Jon Waterhouse: 31:25
And we were talking with our board op here, Shane. Shane, wave to us, please. He’s waving. I’m telling you, you can believe me. Shane was talking about that, about the fact of rolling with the punches like that. And so many people, when a life event happens, may put it on hold, they may step away. You could have easily done that and no one would have criticized you, but you went for it and you stuck with it. And that’s very admirable.

Hannah Zander: 31:51
Thank you.

Jon Waterhouse: 31:51
And speaking of your degree and what you learned and what you’ve used, how are you applying what you learned at your current job at KSU?

Hannah Zander: 32:02
Well, my current role is not an IT role, so it’s not a traditional information systems follow-up career, but I found so many ways to incorporate what I’ve learned into that role. I currently work with events and marketing, but I have found ways to take things, especially like the data management class, the business intelligence class, to incorporate those things to make better decisions for events and marketing. So I’ve used the skills such as Access and Tableau, like we talked about before, to take our event data, analyze it, and make sure we’re reaching the student populations we want to reach, make sure our marketing is effective. And so I think that’s just a really awesome application of how information systems can span all industries.

Jon Waterhouse: 32:50
That’s super cool. Making it work. Do you use any of these tools at home now, as well?

Hannah Zander: 32:55
I do. I use the Tableau. I know I’ve said it 800 times now.

Jon Waterhouse: 33:01
I’m not going to forget it.

Hannah Zander: 33:03
Right. But I do use that one at home, as well. They do put out some Makeover Monday practice visualization, so it’s something I can do at home to continue honing my skills just because it interests me and I like the creative aspect of creating visualizations and all of that. So I do use that one essentially for practice at home.

Jon Waterhouse: 33:27
Well, Hannah, thank you so much for joining us today. I really appreciate it. It’s been very interesting. She’s a Georgia College online grad. And best of luck with your future and best of luck with that baby on the way.

Hannah Zander: 33:39
Thank you.

Jon Waterhouse: 33:40
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Richard Lenz: 34:34
Hi, this is Richard Lenz and you’re listening to Lenz on Business, presented by Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. Visit them at gcsu.edu/business. Again, that’s gcsu.edu/business.