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Jennifer Van Buskirk '95

Jennifer Van Buskirk

Senior Vice President, Wireless Marketing, AT&T

Class of '95

I am a mother, wife, fitness enthusiast, change maker, culture builder, and STEM advocate. Every day, I join thousands of others at AT&T on a journey to transform the telecom, media, and technology industries, to delight our customers and enhance people's lives. This charge is driven by three personal beliefs: ban the word "can't", smart risk is necessary to fuel growth, and a winning culture is a meaningful differentiator.

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Where I've been in my career and where I'm going...

I started in Management Consulting before getting a "real job" at AT&T where I've enjoyed 11 different jobs over the last 19 years. I like to learn new things and make an impact.

 

The work project/initiative I'm most excited about...

improving the customer experience and growing the wireless business.

 

How Virginia Tech equipped me for the "real world"...

I learned how to think critically and communicate effectively.

 

I stay connected with fellow Hokies by...

participating in VT events and through Facebook.

 

Best part of being a Virginia Tech alum...

having the opportunity to encourage our future leaders.

Favorite Hokie cheer...

our fight song!

 

You can tell I'm an engineer at heart when...

I ask a zillion questions to really understand how things work.

 

Coolest thing happening in STEM education today...

better diversity and a more inclusive environment.

 

Favorite way to end the day...

with a glass of wine and comfy clothes.

 

Cook or carry out...

cooking (but I have no talent).

 

I find the most joy in my work when...

I make a meaningful impact and/or inspires others.