Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Manager, Client Success


Hobsons

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in a home where education was very important; however I was never a big fan of school.
Threw myself into sports, tried everything, favorite was competitive gymnastics for 12 years.
Thought about majoring in fitness/health, then realized the job market would be tough.
Decided on Business, majoring in Marketing and Leadership.
Landed my first job in Indianapolis for a small publishing company in marketing.
Decided to move to Cincinnati with my husband to be closer to family.
Started working at Hobsons as an associate account manager.
Received my Masters in OE, and now support a team of success managers, helping our clients succeed.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of Dayton
graduate
Graduate
Organizational Development
University of Dayton
Career

Career

Manager, Client Success

I work to ensure our team members are helping our clients succeed in their admissions and retention goals.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Technology
Technology
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Day in and day out; I work closely with my team members to help them succeed in their role of supporting clients. I also work closely with the other managers to make sure all of our processes are working efficiently for our team members.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Our industry is higher education and technology. A basic understanding of technology and systems is important. I also think customer service experience is important.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I think the most important first step is to get a college education; whether it is in business, communication, education, it is a building block and a door opener to a career like this. I also think you need to have an understanding of the service industry. A lot of what we do is trying to satisfy the customer, so a solid understanding of excellent customer service is key.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business, Education, Communication
graduate
Graduate
Organization Development, MBA
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Get your MBA; it is something you can use anywhere."

While I was interested in business; I knew I wanted more from my business background. I wanted to learn more about the people, organizations, and how they work together. I decided to explore more about a masters in organization development. I talked to a lot of professionals in various industries who have this background and realized this is exactly the degree I wanted to pursue.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

With my father passing at a young age, my mom worked very hard to help my brothers and myself go to college. She helped as much as she could, but I also worked 2 jobs throughout college and took out many loans. It was all worth it!