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Carl Filler

Carl Filler '04

Major: History
Company: Office of the Mayor, City of St. Louis
Title: Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives
Field of Work: Government

What do you do?

Direct the city's crime prevention and education initiatives.

How did you become interested in your field?

Job experiences.

What, if any, additional education (degree, discipline, institution) have you earned?

Master in Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.

What skills are vital for success in your field?

Project management, communication skills, and group facilitation.

What experiences, internships, study, or previous jobs helped you get to your current position?

All of positions and experiences were helpful in one way or another—varied work experience has been very helpful.

What advice do you have for current students interested in your field?

Follow your interests. Don't be hesitant to change jobs if something promising comes up.