Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee

Curriculum and Knowledge Management Specialist


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Went to college because I thought that was expected of me.
Realized I didn't know what I wanted to do, so chose a college major randomly.
During college, got a part-time training job at Curves (a gym for women).
Found a passion for education and helping people.
Switched majors to Adapted Physical Education.
Got my first full-time job at a call center.
Expanded my technical knowledge, and moved up to technical support.
Practiced my project management and writing to move into an instructional design position.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Adapted Physical Education
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Career

Curriculum and Knowledge Management Specialist

I manage the curriculum and documentation for Hobsons K-12 products.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Writing
Helping People

Day to Day

Get to the office and check e-mail inbox. Attend to anything urgent. Check task list (I use a Trello board to manage my task list.) Work independently on projects such as writing help articles, needs analysis, instructional video editing, etc. Meet with my boss for a one-on-one to review project status. Lunch. Go to two back-to-back product meetings to learn about new product releases and talk to Product Managers about documentation needs. Check e-mails again. Go home.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Any writing course. A good technical aptitude is important, so keep up with new technologies and don't be afraid of change.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

If you can take direction well, maintain good organization of your own work, and practice good time management while at the same time leading and influencing others, you can do this job. The most important skills take years to develop. The technical stuff can be learned quickly.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Communication, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should stay at home and be near family."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student