Alex Hall

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Alex Hall

How did you gain experience when you were a student?  

During my undergraduate studies, I worked whenever I was not in class. At one point I was working 3 jobs and going to school full-time. I believe the best way to gain experience is to make sure you’re uncomfortable. In order to get ahead and grow you need to put yourself in situations where you have zero experience. Otherwise, what’s the point? I studied Journalism, Anthropology, and Voice Acting. All very different and all three topics taught me a great deal not only about the subject matter but myself as well.

How did you become a career development professional? 

After years of working at a hospital Emergency Room in a high-stress environment, I wanted to work at a place where I knew that I could still help people and grow my skills. That’s why I looked at Career Services. My role is more supportive to the entire Career Service team as a whole. It suits me as I’ve always been one to take requests for assistance. We do a ton of prep work for our events like Career Fairs, Husker Suit-Up, Interviews, you name it. It takes months of planning to put all of the pieces together. I like to think of myself as on call for every event in terms of preparation and setup.

Who is someone who impacted your career development? 

That’s easy. Stan Brown was my voice coach at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He had a way of showing you what you needed to do and how you needed to do it. He made it look completely effortless. But as a student I needed “work” on my execution of dialogue and accents. Stan would go out of his way to help me. He worked with me for an entire year and really taught me the value of projecting and taking account of my sound.

He has such a wonderful, laid back personality that it would have not been possible to get the same results from anyone else. He also had high expectations for his students. You were expected to work hard and listen well. Had it not been for his patients and fantastic teaching, I would have never been able to do my voice work for PBS as a narrator.

One of the gifts he gave me was the knowledge that even in extremely stressful situations we can “always control how we react and sound.”

He’s a man I’ll never forget.

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