Kelli Quinn '96 is the featured Blugold in this month's "Engaged with UW-Eau Claire" alumni video series. Quinn works as the director of talent acquisition for Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her management degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1996 and has spent the last 17 years working in numerous roles at Home Depot. She started as a part-time cashier and worked her way through the ranks — sometimes laterally, sometimes vertically — to gain experience that prepared her for her current role in human resources.
Quinn returned to UW-Eau Claire in April as the keynote speaker at the annual "Experience U" networking event hosted by the Alumni Association and Career Services. She spoke to students and alumni about her Blugold experience, career trajectory and tips for new graduates. She spent part of the day presenting to several business and communication classes, answering questions from students and offering career advice from her years in the industry.