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David Albaugh

David Albaugh

Anaheim Public Utilities

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David's work combines: Government, Law, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Personnel Administrator

I make sure the right people are in the right places with the right knowledge to succeed in my organization.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    California State University-Fullerton

  • Doctorate


    California State University-Fullerton

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Human Resources Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree


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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Followed my heart in choosing my educational path - I chose the things that seemed most interesting.

  • 2.

    I had a job in college just to pay the bills.

  • 3.

    I finished college and had no idea what to do.

  • 4.

    I found opportunites and people willing to teach in my college job.

  • 5.

    I worked in eight different positions/jobs until I found the elements of my job I really loved.

  • 6.

    I left the organization I was comfortable in to find opportunities to do more of the things I loved.

  • 7.

    It took several years, but I slowly worked into a job that is everything I wanted it to be.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should pick these classes, take that job, pay your dues, follow the path laid out for you. There is a "plan" that you need to follow to be happy.

  • How I responded:

    There is no "plan." There is no path, no checklist, no "right" way to get to your destination. There are wrong ways, but there is no one right way. Take the time to build a web of experiences and find the things that really energize you - that make you want to get up in the morning - and do those things.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • It too a long time (and some loans), but I paid my way through college and graduate school. It's difficult, but like any good investment, it pays back much more over time than it costs.