I am responsible for the overall operation of a charity foundation.
Day to Day
Overseeing communications, strategy development, proposal review, grant evaluation, and investment management.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Building relationships and being willing to help others is very important for those times when you're looking for a job, making a career change, or pursuing a new interest. If you're willing to put in the effort to help others and cultivate those relationships, then you'll get that return from them in the future.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Get a summer job or after-school job in the field that you're interested in rather than the typical first jobs that don't relate to your interests. That way you can really explore the field first-hand and determine if that's still something you want to major in and do for a career.