Maria is CBM’s Human Resources girl.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin and currently studying Environmental Science at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Maria has climbed the scales and spread her wings to become a well-rounded and successful individual.
How did Maria get herself involved with the business world?
Maria’s extensive background in music, especially in private instruction and performance, is originally what landed her Human Resources position at CBM. As Maria learned the ropes Jocelyn asked her to take on more work such as hiring musicians and leading skype interviews. She went on to compete and win money for the company, and turned out to be very successful! “Though I'm an environmental science major, I think that a business background is important in whatever one does, especially since most American jobs end up largely based on businesses and services.”
How does environmental science work with business and music?
Maria stated that “Environmental science is largely a foray into mediating between the goals of businesses and the goals of environmental practices and sustainability, and working in a Human Resources position will be beneficial to understanding both sides of the coin. Being able to relate business, music, and science has been an extremely eye-opening experience for me.”
What kind of people have inspired Maria along this journey?
“My mom has always been very encouraging of the process of expanding my horizons and taking on duties that are beyond what I have done in the past. She also has a mixed background (she has worked as a floor nurse and as various types of administrator) and has a diverse set of qualifications and a deeper understanding of her work because of it. Jocelyn has also been incredibly encouraging, especially when it came to the Warhawk Business Plan competition, which was an event that absolutely terrified me when I learned I was going to be giving the business pitch.”
Maria’s encouragement to others is to not have any regrets.
To take on new opportunities, despite the fears you may have. “If it doesn't work out, at least you put yourself out there and tried. If it works out, fantastic! If you hadn't tried at all, though, you'll never know what you could've accomplished. In the end, it is better to say that you have done something than it is to say that you could have done something.”
Candid Brilliance is thankful to have someone as brilliant as Maria to represent us!!