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Meet a General: Gabe Pickett When he isn't connecting employers with W&L students, Gabe Pickett is often working out—probably to burn off all those hot dogs.

pickett-800x533 Meet a General: Gabe PickettGabe Pickett, assistant director for recruitment in the Office of Career and Professional Development, likes to work out at the Rockbridge County YMCA.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town in upstate New York called Vestal.

How long have you worked at W&L?

I have worked at W&L since January 2019.

What does your job here entail?

I coordinate employee recruiting efforts here at W&L, whether that be by organizing their visits to campus or sharing their opportunities with W&L students via Handshake. I also work with the Office of Inclusion and Engagement to create and implement diversity initiatives.

What do you like best about working at W&L so far?

The people at W&L and the Lexington community are very friendly and welcoming. The students are brilliant and great to work with.

Is there anything about your job or department that you wish more people in the W&L community knew?

The Career and Professional Development office wishes to help and reach all students. Many people think we only help students interested in certain industries, which could not be further from the truth.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

I like to work out at the gym and Play NBA 2K.

If you could live anywhere, where would you build your dream home?
Austin, Texas

What is the best book and/or film you’ve consumed recently? If you haven’t had time to read or catch a flick lately, tell us your all-time favorite book or movie:

“Avengers Endgame”

What’s your favorite kind of music/artist to listen to?

My favorite artist is Kid Cudi.

What’s your desert island food?

Hot dogs. I can literally eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

I have been skydiving.

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