Raquel Marketing Representative

Meet Raquel, Marketing Representative

Joined Caterpillar in 2012 in the Technical Marketing Program

2012 graduate of Purdue University - Bachelor's degree in Business Management

1. Why did you choose Purdue?
I chose Purdue because of the wonderful academic reputation and alumni pride and loyalty. Purdue represented an opportunity for growth, development and success.

2. Why did you select Caterpillar as an employer?
I chose Caterpillar for similar reasons I chose Purdue. After interning for Caterpillar for two summers, I saw Caterpillar was a company that cared deeply about their employees and customers. Employees are proud to say they work at Caterpillar!

3. What was the highlight of your Caterpillar experience so far?
The highlight has been the chance to interact with our world class Dealers and customers. Caterpillar's relationship with their Dealers is so unique. Getting the chance to help make our Dealer's successful, in order to make our customer successful is rewarding.

4. What is a typical workday like for you?
A typical workday involves collaborating with team members on projects to profitably grow our business. Whether I'm answering questions from co-workers or Dealers, solving problems, or project planning, keeping in close communication with all parties involved is critical to success.

5. What do you like about living in Peoria, Illinois?
Living in Peoria, IL has been a great chance to understand the company and how I fit into the organization. Peoria offers a variety of entertainment such as festivals, plays, concerts, markets, volunteer opportunities, etc. I have also had the chance to network with other young professionals in the area through Caterpillar employee resource groups.

6. What are you looking forward to about working for Caterpillar in the long-term?
I am looking forward to gaining a full understanding of Caterpillar, our customers and adding value to the company as I move ahead in my career. Caterpillar provides opportunities for each individual's interest. I am eager to see how Caterpillar will develop me professionally and personally.

7. What would you say to someone considering employment with Caterpillar?
Take into consideration the type of environment you want to work in. Caterpillar provides an environment that encourages integrity, commitment, teamwork and excellence. We are devoted to our employees, customers and shareholders. Change, hard work and excitement are guaranteed.