Young America Blog » April 2015
Meet Our Staff - Juliana
Meet Juliana Rutz, one of the new crew of Young America Leasing Agents:
Juliana is a junior at Illinois State and one of our newest leasing agents. Although she has only been with us for four months, she recalls being a Young America groupie during her earlier years at ISU. In fact, she even cropped her head onto Beyoncé’s body in order to win concert tickets (to her surprise, she didn’t win).
Throughout Juliana’s time at ISU, she has always been surrounded by Young America workers. As a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, her sisters often spoke highly of their leasing agent jobs and how much they enjoyed working for Young America. This past fall, Juliana decided to turn her application in to see what all of the buzz was about. After four months of work, she can honestly say that she couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.
“This is so much more than a student job,” said Juliana. “This is something that I could potentially do for the rest of my life, and it’s something that I’ve really become passionate about.” Juliana finds herself helping her prospects, sorority sisters and other friends with their apartment questions even when she’s off the clock. “This is an all day, all night type of job,” said Juliana. “Sometimes I’ll get texts from my friends at midnight asking a simple question like how to set up their online payments. This may be irritating to some people, but it’s one of my favorite parts about being a leasing agent for Young America. I love being able to always help in some way.”
Juliana’s enthusiasm for her job is contagious. She’s always willing to help our customers with a smile, and she always keeps us entertained in the office. Although she’s a little salty that she is no longer eligible for winning our contests, she couldn’t imagine leasing apartments anywhere else.