Hello. My name is Kristin, and I am a University Talent Partner at Adobe. I started with Adobe in February 2012. My role predominantly consists of recruiting MBA students for internships and full time positions, and I also recruit undergraduates for our corporate functions. I chose to come to Adobe because of its great culture; I love being in a stable company that still feels like a start-up.
Prior to Adobe, I worked as a career coach for MBA students at University of Texas at Austin, as an MBA Recruiter for Brigham Young University (BYU) and I worked in HR management for GE Money. I got my MBA from BYU back in 2006 and interned with Dell in HR when I was an MBA student. I received my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in Information Systems and Operations Management and am a hard core A&M football fan – Whoooooop! For those of you who don’t know, as Aggies we “Whoop” to show enthusiasm for our school.
In my free time, I like to dance, exercise, take photos and cook (as long as someone else cleans up the mess – ). I also love traveling abroad and learning languages. I lived in Chile for a year and a half and have traveled to Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, and Mexico. I look forward to trips to Africa, Antarctica, and Thailand. I can speak Spanish fluently and have managed to pick up a little Chinese and Portuguese along the way.
In my road trips visiting campuses throughout the US, I’m constantly asked for career advice and tips. I always tell students: Don’t make recruiters assume you have results based on lists of skills. Instead, make recruiters assume you have skills based on bulleted lists of specific initiatives and their results. Tell recruiters what you did, how you did it and let them know it was effective.