Betsy Sears

Betsy Sears

Senior Implementation Specialist


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I loved theater in high school and college, but wasn't sure how to make it a career.
Decided to major in business in college since it seemed practical.
Had a great marketing teacher and decided to make that my focus.
Graduated and worked in retail for a few years. I didn't really have a plan, but had to have a job.
Began looking for my career instead of a job.
Networked to get an interview and win my current position.

Education

High School
Bishop Chatard High School
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Xavier University

Career

Senior Implementation Specialist

I assist clients in getting up and running with their purchased products.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Business
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I begin my day by checking my email and responding to any requests that came in. This could be answering client questions or responding to internal team members. I have meetings with clients to discuss their projects with us. This includes defining their goals, brainstorming how to meet those goals and talking about what materials our team will need to complete the project. My main job is to keep projects on time and deliver to the client's expectations.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I need to have strong project management and communication skills to be successful as a project manager. I also need to have knowledge of the industry I work in (in this case Higher Education).

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would recommend getting an internship during college. This will teach you some on the job skills and provide a good foundation for networking.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Project Managment

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I think my noise came from myself. I really enjoyed theater in high school, but I was not a performer. I didn't know how to make a career out of it."

Challenges I Overcame

Don't know what I want to do