Bruce Rogow

Bruce Rogow

Director of Operations and Project Management


KPBS

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Went to tech school, got a career, that career became devalued and vanished. I had to start over.
Became a Realtor. Did that for 5 years and hated every minute of it, but I learned about business.
Had a meeting with a mentor who changed my life by asking me: What I would do for free?
Made a commitment to living my ideal life. Went back to school and the miracles started coming.
Moved closer to my goal with every class and job. Created the Solar Car Project and wrote a book.
Landed the job at KPBS, finished two degrees and reached my ideal life goal. Then set some new ones!
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
San Diego State University
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
San Diego State University
associates
Associate's Degree
San Diego Mesa College
vocational
Vocational
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Technical Career Institutes
Career

Career

Director of Operations and Project Management

Supervise Broadcast Operations, Total Quality Management across all Departments, Project Management

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Television
Television
Radio
Radio
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Arrive and check in with email to see if anything needs immediate attention. Check calendar for appointments and meetings. I have 5 major projects underway at this time. Each is at a different stage of development so I prioritize them and work on a particular task. That can be anything from solving a problem to creating a design to writing a report or guide. I will often have to leave my office to visit other staff and to talk about about ideas or issues and occasionally leave the building.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Understanding how other people communicate and being able to adjust my personality to fit in with whoever I am with. It's critical to be aware of the priorities, constraints and pressures the people you interact with are facing so you can find the right way to approach and work with them. If everyone is happy to see you, you're on the right track. You must be great at serving above, across and below your place in the organization. These soft skills are coupled with what you learned in school.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Learn Math, Science and Writing! It's a technological world out here and it's changing constantly. You must understand what's "under the hood" of technology to be able to function. Writing is communicating. Your ability to rise in an organization will be limited if you aren't able to convey your ideas in writing. Know about technology, but be great at writing.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
certification
Associate's Degree
certification
Vocational
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I was actually encouraged to be all I could be. After my career as an electronic tech became devalued, I didn't know what to do. I was all dressed up with no where to go. I blamed myself for not going a different route and for ending up the way I did."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial