Kim Roberson

Kim Roberson

Account Executive

Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Career

Career

Account Executive

Build relationships with specific companies with goal of creating strategic partnerships. (Sales)

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I am on the computer a lot. Email communication is very important to me. First thing when starting a project or job, I look for customers which is called prospecting. I enjoy this very much. Who can use my product or service? I organize that list and then work on a plan to contact them all. I am also on the phone a lot calling those prospects and qualifying them to see if they are willing to meet with me. Lastly, I am on the road a lot visiting these potential customers & following up.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

In sales, you need to enjoy all kinds of people. You also need to not have any fears of people and talking to anyone. Basic sales and marketing helps too. When in High School, I took 3-4 ROP career classes trying to figure out what I would be good at. In sales, having a driven personality with a sense of urgency will often translate to success.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Learn about yourself and explore your talents and interests. Volunteer for organizations that you are interested in. Then find a career path doing something you enjoy. Then it will not seem like work most of the time!

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business or Marketing
certification
Associate's Degree
Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction
Drugs / Addiction

Most of the time, it's the company you keep. Change your social circle. Church/God helped me with this one!

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

Just went for it! Settled for a 2 year degree versus 4 year college.