Senior Program and Project Manager
I provide management oversight for the delivery of critical IT projects and programs.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
My team collaborates a lot so it's not a typical IT role. My role as an IT solutions delivery manager entails me leading my team in creating global websites for Fossil.com. I work with our project team to make sure that they are getting tasks done and meeting goals. I also oversee the move of our development projects into production and ensuring that they meet the needs of our customers when purchasing goods online.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Get certifications that would be helpful to you like Project Management Certification (PMP). Have a broad base of IT software knowledge. Always seek to improve your analytical skills.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
If you don't have an idea of what you want to do for a major yet, take early electives that will help you pinpoint an interest. Talk to advisors about different programs and what a potential career path would look like.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: