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Danielle Estes

Danielle Estes


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Danielle's work combines: Technology, Business, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Technical Briefing Manager

I manage projects dealing with technology.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    Quincy University

  • Graduate Degree

    Small Business Administration/Management

    Webster University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Media Technical Directors/Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First I thought I wanted to go to law school.

  • 2.

    So I majored in English.

  • 3.

    Then my parents asked that I minor in Computer Science.

  • 4.

    So I did.

  • 5.

    Then I decided to take a year off before going to law school, to try working in IT.

  • 6.

    Then I fell in love with it - so much so that I never thought about law school again.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Good luck getting a job, you English major.

  • How I responded:

    Minor in something so "in demand" that your major doesn't matter. That way, you have a fall back plan if you change your mind on your career. My Computer Science minor allows me to work while still taking courses in school - so I can always change careers if I later decide that I want to.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • In college, my brother died. It turned my entire world upside down. I had to learn to take things one day at a time - homework, grieving, even just getting out of bed. But once I overcame it - I knew nothing could stop me from achieving my dreams.