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Kimberly Dettbarn, BA Economics, Minor Spanish

Dettbarn

I earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Spanish from Texas Tech in December 2015. During my college career, I was hired as a temporary worker to image old files at an insurance company which turned into a 3 year internship. Every time my classes were out I would be in the office to work for them. Upon learning that I was minoring in Spanish, I was given the new responsibility to field the Spanish calls and to direct them to the correct department. As a result, a new position in the company was created for me after I graduated.

I am working as an underwriter for the company and assisting with the Spanish side of the company. Having a minor in Spanish not only helps me communicate with others around me, it helped me get a job in a company that normally does not hire graduates right out of college.