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Megan Osborne, Graduate of West High School, Class of 2007

My Davenport Schools Story, CTE Edition: Megan Osborne

The following “My Davenport Schools Story” is taken from interviews with graduates of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs here at Davenport Community Schools. To read through our “2019 Highlights: Career Exploration for Davenport Youth” flip book and PDF, which features other alumni stories and details our extraordinary CTE program offerings, please visit: http://www.davenportschools.org/career-exploration-for-davenport-youth-2019-highlights-flip-book-and-pdf/

 

Megan Osborne

Megan Osborne, Graduate of West High School, Class of 2007
Human Resources Specialist, Rock Island Arsenal

Megan’s high school field of study: Business Career Academy

Her career field: In Human Resources, I am able to help get the right people into the right jobs. I work with managers to help them determine what skills they need from someone for their position, and we use that information to facilitate the recruitment process by analyzing where the target applicants are located. My favorite part of the job is the ability to change someone’s life with a simple phone call. I also enjoy analyzing positions, ensuring we execute the hiring process effectively.

Her Davenport Community Schools advantage: In West’s Business Academy, we had many classes focused on computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is extremely beneficial to have a fluent knowledge of these programs in today’s technical work force. Also, we were consistently pushing ourselves to become better. From starting small businesses to community service, I truly do not believe I would be where I am today without the assistance and direction from the Business Academy and its leader, Mr. Verdon. We learned the importance of being a true leader, always helping others and bringing people to the top with us.