Erie native Amanda Post, who graduated with a degree in intelligence studies from Mercyhurst College in March 2008, has been named "Rookie of the Year" by her employer, SRA International, a private intelligence consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, Va., after only six months on the job.
While back in Erie the week of Nov. 3 to help recruit students for employment with SRA, Post credited her alma mater with preparing her to make the seamless transition between the college world and the real world and, further, to achieve recognition for her work as an intelligence analyst so early in her career.
She gave a presentation about her career to interested students while on campus and also worked as a recruiter at Mercyhurst's annual career fair on Nov. 6. Post was recruited by SRA last year at this very same time and said she was excited to return to campus to share her success and to recruit more Mercyhurst students.
As the company's Rookie of the Year, SRA International identified a number of criteria that Post had met, among them excellent and consistent performance; a positive and enthusiastic approach to work and to team membership; and demonstrated leadership potential.