Welcome to the 4th post of the HU Alumni Spotlight, a monthly series that aims to highlight the significant contributions of Hampton University alumni who continue to let their lives do the singing. This month we feature distinguished Hampton alumna Kyshira Moffett.
First Name: Kyshira
Last Name: Moffett
Graduation Year: 2012, 2013
Class Name: Ogre Phi Ogre 14
Major: Business Administration (5 Year MBA)
Graduate School Programs and Graduating Year(s): Masters in Business Administration, School of Business, Hampton University 2013
Current Employer: University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business
Current Occupation: Assistant Director of Career Management
Greek Affiliation: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
We asked Ms. Moffett a series of questions to gain insight into her unique leadership perspective. Her responses are below.
What advice would you give to an incoming freshman on maximizing their Hampton experience?
Experience everything! College is a holistic experience that impacts your personal and professional growth. The biggest pitfall students make during their freshman year is not taking advantage of on campus activities. Sitting in your dorm room is not conducive to your development. I highly encourage attending events on campus, go to organizational meetings, actively participate in tutoring sessions, etc.
What advice would you give to a recent Hampton graduate and other young alumni? What was the most important thing you learned while attending Hampton University?
The advice I have for recent graduates and other Hampton alumni is to never stop learning. Continuous learning and professional development should always be a priority, no matter what career level you are in. As technology advances and industries change, you must remain on top of your game. Additionally, you must understand that growth doesn’t exist in a place of comfort. One of the most impactful experiences I had, came from a conversation with Dr. Davy when I told her that I was uncomfortable about a presentation and her response was simply, “good.”
What campus organizations were you involved with?
I participated in organizations such as the NAACP, Honors College, Golden Key International Honors Society and the Rho Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Additionally, I served as a resident assistant and as a graduate assistant.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Anywhere that has a beach and bad cell phone service. This allows me to fully disconnect and enjoy my surroundings.
What are your hobbies and/or other interests?
In my spare time, I’m a huge fan of reading. Lately, my focus has been on leadership and entrepreneurship books. A few of my favorites include: Never Eat Alone, Talk Like Ted and The $100 Start-up. Additionally, I author a career development blog for millennials, 2movesahead.net.