Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
When I was 17, I left Colombia to go to Canada as an exchange student and then to the US for college
I'm a big risk-taker; that quality has opened me up to the most important opportunities in my life.
Early in my career, I had the opportunity to move to Seattle to work on a short term project.
I was going to be the youngest and least experienced on this new team, and the only female.
My manager didn't want me to go; luckily, my mentors told me not to take "no" for an answer.
Because I took that position, I got an opportunity to work abroad in the Czech Republic.
I also worked in Brazil; I've always loved the challenge of living and working in other countries.
After working abroad, I was able to take a position in management; it was a huge step.
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Career

Corporate Auditor

I work in Corporate Audit, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the company’s risk management.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Engineering
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Depending on the audit I am working on, I have to travel to the location where the client is located. The past 8 months I have spent 90% of my time in Seattle, WA. My day starts meeting with my audit team, we review our plan for the day, hold scheduled meetings with the client, provide status to management and work on documenting the information gathered. My job requires flexibility & adaptability, analytical & problem solving, communications verbal/written), time mgmt and leadership skills.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

At Boeing, our workforce must include top talent with hands-on experience; people who have a passion for technology and innovation; highest standards of performance, ethics and accountability; and an ability to think critically, adapt to change and collaborate with others in a complex environment. The culture in our company encourages professional growth, learning and development with multiple career paths and opportunities to work alongside experts who teach and inspire.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You need to find a mentor. For me, Boeing actually assigned me a mentor when I first joined the company, but you can find mentors as early as when you're in school. All you need to do is think about where you'd like to be in ten to fifteen years, then identify someone who's currently in that role, and seek them out for advice. I think that having mentors has been the most beneficial thing to my career: they believed in me and encouraged me to apply to new positions and to get new certifications.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"We don't want you to succeed here."

Challenges I Overcame

Moving away from home/family at an early age