Adam Allen

Adam Allen

Principal Coordinator-Community Affairs


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I spent too many years doing the wrong work.
Thought about how I could build a life around helping the world.
Decided to go to college.
Devoted my free time to volunteering and getting others to participate.
Tried and tried to work in Community Affairs.
Got the job.
Keep following my journey

Education

GED
Bachelor
Sustainability Studies
University of Portland

Career

Principal Coordinator-Community Affairs

I work on Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Entrepreneurship
Helping People

Day to Day

My great day looks a lot like a juggling act. From responding to our nonprofit partners needs to supporting associates that are volunteering in the community my job keeps me on my feet. Asset management is a key component to the role I have.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Empathy, relationship building, customer service skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Having a foundational belief in giving back to people and helping the community.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Sustainability Studies

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"You made bad choices in the past and therefore you will not ever be able to get a job."