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Caroline Schoenecker

Caroline Schoenecker

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Caroline's work combines: Business, Education, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Chief of Staff

I support our Chief Inclusion Officer in determining & driving strategic priorities.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Milton Academy

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Art History, Criticism and Conservation

    Northwestern University

  • Graduate Degree

    Elementary Education and Teaching

    American University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    University of Virginia-Main Campus

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Chief Executives:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Graduate Degree: Elementary Education and Teaching

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First I found a career where I knew I could make an impact (education) and joined Teach for America

  • 2.

    Then I wanted to understand how corporate leaders managed to successful results so I pursued my MBA

  • 3.

    Then I wanted to deliver results to a wide range of companies through strategy consulting @ Deloitte

  • 4.

    Then I became a mom and wanted to spend less time at client sites across the country

  • 5.

    Then I was selected for a Chief of Staff role that would give me new challenges and opportunities

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Do you think that is really the right choice? Won't you derail your long term career?

  • How I responded:

    You have to take everything in perspective and realize that you will likely be working for 30-40 years of your life. Take risks! Do something new! A career path decision you make at 21 won't impede any other paths you may want to take. Don't think of it as a career ladder but rather a career matrix/lattice.