AUTHOR:
Kate T.

DATE:
February 23, 2015

CATEGORIES:
Around Town

READING TIME:
2 minutes

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Making the Move to Dayton

AUTHOR:
Kate T.

DATE:
February 23, 2015

CATEGORIES:
Around Town

READING TIME:
2 minutes

No more researching companies, searching through job board listings, or filling out applications. After all my job searching, I accepted a job with Reynolds and Reynolds and started to prepare to move to Dayton.

As a recent college grad, the thought of moving to a new town on my own was both exciting and a bit intimidating. With some help from the Reynolds Recruiting team, I was able to find an apartment nearby and get settled in before my first day.

After working at Reynolds for some time, I've slowly been exploring life at Reynolds and in Dayton — and there is still so much to see and do!  If you're someone who doesn't like exploring on your own, never fear. Reynolds has over 1,400 associates at its Dayton location alone, many of whom are young professionals interested in touring the area as well.

For anyone else starting work at Reynolds in Dayton, let me offer you some advice:

  • When apartment hunting, tell the property manager you work at Reynolds and Reynolds. As part of the company's associate discounts program, a number of area apartment complexes offer discounts to Reynolds employees.
  • The Reynolds associate discounts program also includes savings on entertainment options. Once you start work, check out the company intranet site for information on how to grab discount tickets to a show downtown or get a discount at a local business.
  • Your co-workers likely will also become your friends. Get to know them better by heading out after work. Here are a few suggestions:
    • Sports Leagues: Reynolds offers a number of ways to stay active and meet fellow associates. Even though I’m not very competitive or athletic, I knew I’d have fun bowling and playing cornhole. I’m glad I joined in because I made new friends, and I’ve learned skills that have helped me be a better team member at work.
    • Volunteerism: Reynolds also offers a number of ways for you and your colleagues to roll up your sleeves and give back to the community. Start by following the Reynolds Associate Foundation  on Facebook to learn more about groups who need your help.
    • Check out a summer or fall festival: The Dayton area is filled with festivals throughout summer and fall. For example, nearby Beavercreek has an annual Popcorn Festival and Kettering has Holiday at Home over Labor Day weekend. I highly recommend the Italian Festival – the food is amazing, and better yet, it’s located right next to Reynolds!
    • Try new restaurants for a post-work happy hour with your co-workers: The Reynolds Headquarters is located near The Greene Town Center with nearly 30 dining options, from sweet treats to fast casual to upscale restaurants. Most places have happy hour specials, which often means discounted appetizers right around the time you get off for the day. Dayton also has a number of food trucks, and from time to time, they’ll show up near the Reynolds office.

The easiest way to find hidden gems is simply by asking “Know of anything going on this weekend?” or “Do you have any favorite places to go check out?” Getting adjusted to a new city can sometimes be a challenge, but your co-workers are an excellent resource in helping you find your way around.


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Kate T.

Kate is a graduate of Ohio University, where she studied Communication Studies. She now works as a Corporate Recruiter in Dayton, Ohio. She is an expert on corporate life, as she works with the Reynolds summer internship program and teaches business etiquette courses to college students. After work hours, Kate participates in the cornhole league, finds creative outlets for her DIY skills, and enjoys traveling to new places.