|10 Questions with Tim Gaulrapp, Research Analyst
|July 5, 2012
What brought you to KS&R?
I started with KS&R in August of 2010, after graduating from The State University of New York at Geneseo. During my time at Geneseo, I interned for the Department of Institutional Research. It was during this internship, as well as several of my marketing and economics classes, that I discovered that I really enjoy working with data and finding the meaning in survey research and results.
Congratulations on your recent promotion! What is the key to your success at KS&R?
Thank you! I would say the biggest keys to my success so far have been to try to constantly keep learning, both learning from the talented group of professionals I'm surrounded with on a daily basis and learning as much as possible about the clients and industries I work with to try to exceed their expectations.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young, I probably changed my mind about what I wanted to be on a monthly basis! But the one career I kept coming back to was that of a chef. I've always enjoyed cooking. It allows you to create most anything you want from raw ingredients to finished product in a short period of time. Plus you get to eat your results, which is great.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'm not great at striking up a conversation with someone I don't know very well. It's something I try to work on improving, but it's definitely still a work in progress.
What is your pet peeve?
People who don't smile.
If you could get away for a weekend, where would you go and what would you do?
I'd need more than a weekend to do this, but I'd really like to visit Europe. I was fortunate enough to go to Spain for a week when I was in high school. I'd really like to go back – and to travel to Germany, Italy, and France as well.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
If you could trade places with anyone for a week, who would that be?
I'd like to be an NHL hockey player. I've always been a big hockey fan – it would be a lot of fun!
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Nothing too crazy, just being able to relax or doing most anything outdoors. I really enjoy being able to spend time outside regardless of whether I'm going for a run, playing sports, or just sitting and relaxing.
What is your personal motto?
Not so much a motto, more just a way of thinking: "Success and good things eventually come to those who are willing to work hard."