Where They Are Now – Nancy Williams, Adecco
Contingent Engineering Labor Manager for Corning Incorporated, Adecco
Nancy studied at Alfred University. She has been in her current role just shy of 2 years.
What was your career path to get your current role? Worked closely with Corning Incorporated on talent pipelining while at Alfred University.
What was your first job? Lifeguard at Keuka Lake State Park in Branchport, NY. Also was a pianist/organist for local church services.
Why did you choose this career? I’m a true believer in Krumboltz’s Planned Happenstance Career Theory. I didn’t really choose this career but followed the opportunities provided to me and each instance lead me to where I am now.
What is the skill that is most important in your current role? Communication!
How did you develop this skill and how do you fine-tune it regularly? Always think about how I would want to be provided the information in a professional, approachable and engaging manner.
What is your biggest career accomplishment? There are many things I am proud of accomplishing but I always feel the next challenge will be a bigger accomplishment.
How many years were you a member of EACE? 8 years (2003-2011)
What organization(s) and role(s) did you have when you were a member of EACE? Board of Directors, Membership & Retention, 2009 – 2010 Board of Directors, Diversity & Member Services, Newsletter, Mentoring, Consulting, 2008 – 2009 Chair Membership, 2007 – 2008, 2010 Chair Registration Committee for 2007 Annual Conference Public Relations Committee, 2005 – 2006 Technology Committee, 2003 – 2005
Did you serve on the Board of Directors or as a Committee Chair? If so, what was your role? Board of Directors, Membership & Retention, 2009 – 2010 Board of Directors, Diversity & Member Services, Newsletter, Mentoring, Consulting, 2008 – 2009
How did EACE help you in your personal career development (e.g. new skill set)? Expanded my network professionally; more importantly provided me with life long friends
Did you have an EACE Mentor or another member of EACE serve as your unofficial mentor? If so, who? Too many to name. Each member provided their own personal touches to my professional and personal life.
What is your advice to current EACE members who aspire to your current or a similar role to yours? Planned Happenstance. See the possibilities in all opportunities. You never know where it may lead you.
Not only did Nancy visit her Career Center, she worked there!!!