Kinsey Mangan

​Student, Project Manager UGS
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

​Kinsey Mangan is a project manager and one of many students working at University Graphic Systems (UGS), the Graphic Communication department’s student-run printing and design operation. Impacted this year by the pandemic, the UGS team anticipated there would be challenges. So when the campus facilities group decided to utilize COVID-19 signage on campus, UGS answered the call. The project illustrated firsthand to students the need to adapt a business to serve customers during unexpected conditions. With the help of advisers and staff, UGC responded with the creation of a digital storefront, where customers could place orders online. And the students completed training on various machinery in the shop, supporting expanded capabilities and services. One new solution included a welcome kit for new students, designed to foster a connection to campus during remote learning. “Working at UGS is definitely a privilege,” Mangan said. “These are the kinds of things it seems like employers want to know about and I think we have a team that really takes that seriously.”

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