A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has fueled the drive of a local young professional, Molly Waldschmidt. Filling a dual role as both the Marketing and Human Resources Coordinator, Molly works for the Jor-Mac Company in Lomira. Her efforts at Jor-Mac have helped them to launch a company wellness program; design a new sign featuring an LED board along Hwy. 41; and create various programs to recognize employees.
Waldschmidt was selected as one of four young professionals from Wisconsin to travel to Cordoba, Argentina for a month-long business study. Travel dates are April 20 through May 18. The life-changing adventure, sponsored by Fond du Lac Morning Rotary, is known as Rotary Group Study Exchange.
Four young professionals from various cities will make up the travel team. The team will be meeting with Argentinian Rotary groups to present information about Wisconsin and their key industries. The team members, who come from varying professional fields, including education, finance and safety, will have opportunities to participate in activities specific to their careers. Waldschmidt will be working with manufacturing companies to observe their marketing practices. This will allow her to not only learn from them, but also share her knowledge.
As a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2008), Waldschmidt has degrees in Corporate Communication and Public Relations. She is a board member for Young Professionals of Fond du Lac, a member of YPF's Programs and Events committee, a part-time supervisor at the Fond du Lac YMCA and an avid volunteer with various local organizations. Her passion for both personal and community growth are evident, and even more so now.
This will not be Waldschmidt's first self-development trip. In 2008, she traveled with a group to Mississippi as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. During the trip, the group worked to build and restore neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Waldschmidt worked closely with numerous families that were affected by the hurricane to help introduce them to their new homes and cope with life after a disaster.
After returning from Argentina, Waldschmidt looks forward to utilizing knowledge she acquires during her trip and infusing it into aspects of her professional and personal life.