Elizabeth Hummer

Elizabeth Hummer

Internal Communications Contractor


Taco Bell

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Graduated from high school.
Went to college and knew I wanted to write for a living, but wanted some knowledge in business.
I eventually got a job in Store Operations at Disneyland and stayed there for over two years while being full-time in school.
I got an HR internship at a local convention center and got the Feature Editors Assistant position at my school's newspaper, the Daily Titan.
After my internship and position ended, I decided to focus on my career and leave my job at Disneyland.
I got an Editorial Assistant position at the Orange County Business Journal and an writing internship at Orange Coast Magazine.
I saw a post about an opening at Taco Bell, went for it, and got the job before graduating college.
I recently graduated and feel so lucky to work for an amazing company like Taco Bell.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Chino High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
California State University-Fullerton
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
California State University-Fullerton
certification
Certification/License
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
California State University-Fullerton
Career

Career

Internal Communications Contractor

I help write recognition stories while communicating with the RSC about all things Taco Bell.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Writing
Writing
Business
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

My day-to-day is growing as I become more familiar with the company. I continuously write recognition stories, creating a "Did You Know" document for the Field throughout each experience, I keep in contact with many departments to ensure their event, recognition, etc. is put on the internal monitors, all while assisting my team with newsletter edits or any other needs.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Join as many clubs and groups as you can to network and make those connections with people. Connections are key as you are growing in your career. Also, take as many opportunities as you can, even if you are super scared. You never know what you'll learn from that opportunity or that someone you meet along the way.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Once you finally know what you want to do, run for it. Never stop chasing it until you achieve it, even if it seems impossible. Sometimes, you'll end up with something even better than what you ever imagined.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
certification
Certification/License
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I never believed in myself until I started to visualize what could be. I used to always think negatively. For instance, I would say, "There is no way I could possibly get that job" and when I kept thinking like that the outcome would actually be negative."

The more I visualized myself in a role, such as this one, the closer it got to my reality. Whenever you are thinking about life and it is not on the road you want to be, stop and remember why you're working so hard. Where do you want to be in a few weeks, months, or years? Think about it and never stop. Your mind and body will eventually guide you in the right direction. So again, the more you think, the more you believe, and the more likely it will happen.