Bronco Spotlight: Nathan Wira

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Bachelor of Science, community and regional planning, 2012

Current Job Title:

Zoning Technician

Current Employer:

The City of West Palm Beach

Describe your current job:

I start my day by processing and approving business taxes. I also am the person on call, answering questions and providing paperwork for customers. I also check permits to make sure development is up to code. I am saving lots of trees throughout the city making the city a green city.

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is that I work on Clematis Street - one of the most exciting streets in the United States with great people in a growing part of the country. The biggest challenge is that the calls can come in quickly and all at once. Other than that I love the great work to life balance. I am snorkeling, playing beach volleyball and just going to the beach and walking after work. I am really happy with life here.

Which of your skills had the biggest impact on your success?

Working hard I got involved in the professional organization through my planning program. College will build your skills, but you have to prepare to work hard to do what you dream.

What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college?

Be prepared to take anything whether it is paid or not. Work hard and get those letters of recommendation from those opportunities.

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