How'd She Do It? A Mom Corps Success Story
Name: Caroline Smith
City/State: St. Paul, MN
Family: Married with 7-month-old child
Education: MBA from Bethel University, in Human Resources, undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota
Tell us about your professional experience: I've worked in both human resources and the consumer packaged goods industry since 2003, with companies including Target, Costco, Meijer, K-mart, Sams Club, and CVS. I have experience in customer service, supply chain, sales/marketing, and analysis. Also have experience leading teams and working in HR.
Why did you seek out Mom Corps? I was looking for a part-time role as I had just had a baby. Michelle Kim with Mom Corps-Twin Cities told me about flexible opportunities available through their clients.
Tell us about the type of position you are currently working through Mom Corps: I am currently a contract, part-time sales analyst working on Target and Sam's Club, working about 8-10 hours a week.
How has having a flexible job through Mom Corps improved your overall work-life balance and your professional and/or family life? I am able to work from home most of the time, while providing valuable information to a company that values it's employees.
What is your go-to stress reliever? I love to work out, walk the dog, and spend time with family. This position allows for that.
So, how has this position affected you overall? I enjoy the flexibility of the job and it allows me to have a great work/life balance to be a great mom.