Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald

Implementation Consultant


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to be a teacher, so I majored in Education.
Realized I didn't like being a teacher, so I looked for a job in business.
After college, I got a job with 5/3 Bank, where I learned how to be a business professional.
Worked in various banking careers for 8 years and realized I wanted to be back in education.
Started working at Hobsons helping post-secondary institutions recruit students with marketing.
Decided I wanted to make more of an impact in students' lives.
So I moved over to K-12 and started working with Naviance.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Education, General
Thomas More College

Career

Implementation Consultant

I help school districts implement a Career and College Readiness program.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Technology
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A typical day for me is helping a lot of people with a lot of problems! I'd call myself a fixer. I am on the phone for about 6 hours a day helping my clients solve problems, and the other 2-3 hours of my day are spent answering emails and researching things for my clients. My clients are passionate about helping kids and need my assistance to do so.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

To do this job well you need a wide variety of knowledge/skills in multiple fields: education technology, education trends, project management, technology, etc. The only way to get these skills are through research and experience.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

To learn and become good at working on multiple projects at one time. Also to take a project manager certification class or course.

Recommended Education

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

certification
Certification/License
Project Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You're never going to make a lot of money in education."