Hello! My name is Jen Laurinaitis and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I am about to graduate with my Master’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

I am currently a full-time stay at home mom who works part-time as an Adoption Counselor at a Humane Society. Previously I have worked in hotels and as a meeting planner and my undergraduate degree in Business Management. I am hoping to find a way to use my schooling and previous experience in the Federal Government. I am looking to get better acquainted with opportunities in the Chicagoland area as my Firefighter husband isn’t quite ready to relocate.

In one of my classes we read a book called Good to Great by Jim Collins. It states that to be successful you have to be on the right bus, and in the right seat. I think that government is the right bus for me, now I just need to find my right seat!

Thanks for reading and I look forward to learning from people who have been through this process before.