Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones

Product Sales Coordinator


Girl Scouts of Orange County

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Loved photography and being creative.
Studied visual communications: web design, graphic design & photography.
Interned at a magazine and decided I needed to master 1 of the previous subjects to "make it."
Life lead me to job security, where I managed a rental car location.
Learned a ton about sales, customer service & business.
Decided I wanted to use my new skills and business "education" in a new way.
Got a job in the Product Sales Department at Girl Scouts of Orange County.
Manage aspect of Product Sales, which gives girl confidence & leadership abilities for life.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Design and Visual Communications, General
California State University-Fullerton

Career

Product Sales Coordinator

Manage numerous aspects of the Cookie Program for Girl Scouts of Orange County.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Business
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I get in the office to usually a very full mailbox of questions from volunteers regarding our Product Sales. We sell Cookies in Jan-March and in Fall we sell nuts. Between these 2 times, I am prepping for the next sale. We are doing Fall right now and I have been planning 2014 Cookies since April of this year. I support volunteers, work with vendors for girl prizes for sales, work with the bakery and nut vendors and support 3 other staff members in our department. I am also able to be creative!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Courage, confidence, problem-solving, managing people and projects, forecasting, budgeting, mentoring.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Look for a cause you are passionate about. I had low self-esteem as a young girl and into recently. So, for me managing aspects of the Cookie Program and hearing that it gives the girls courage and confidence means the world. They gain invaluable life skills: such as money management and how to take, "no" as an answer and continue trying because eventually you will get a yes! Most people just see cookies for sale, but what the girls get out of it-- is so much more. I love being a part of that!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business, Non-Profit,

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You should be doing something with your degree. If you don't use your degree... it was useless and a waste. You haven't used those skills in so long, that you've probably just lost them."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student