Alexis Hickman

Alexis Hickman

Account Executive


AT&T

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I tried to get a marketing job and failed.
Applied for AT&T's college hire program and was accepted!
Ended up in their Premier Client Group and LOVED it! I work with major clients, which is exciting.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Ramsay High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Telecommunications Management
Howard University
graduate
Graduate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
University of Maryland-University College
Career

Career

Account Executive

I help businesses solve problems through technology.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Technology
Technology
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

My job is awesome because I basically create my own schedule. I can work from anywhere as long as at the end of the month I hit my numbers. Generally I start working at 8am. Answer emails, fulfill orders, jump on team conference calls and go out to see customers starting at around 10. I try to schedule 3 appointments a day, starting at 9 or 10, 12 and 3. Once my 3pm appointment is over, I go back to my desk, answer emails and place any new orders that have come in.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You HAVE to have people skills! Being an Account Executive is a nice way of saying that you get paid to make friends and keep customers happy on behalf of your company. You also need to be resilient as you will be told "NO" several times. You could even hear the word "NO" for several years, but you have to keep asking and checking in with the customer, because one "YES" could be worth millions!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Be Aggressive! Never be afraid of rejection. Sales is one of the easiest jobs to get, but hardest ones to do well. I'd advise going through a college hire program, if available to you.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Telecommunications Management
undergrad
Bachelor
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Sales is too hard."

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues