I empower and innovate ideas and people to serve our customers.
In the best of my days at Capital One - my agents are my top priorities. Working with so many people, I have 20 employees that I am directly responsible for and it truly feels like a work family. So just like any family, I want to make sure that they are taken care of while making sure that every business decision I make guarantees the best balance for what Capital One needs and the individual person needs. It's the best feeling when that formula is perfect and everyone is happy.
Life experience. In my role I come across people of many different backgrounds, needs and walks of life. Each life is so beautiful but you really need to be able to at least recognize where each person is in their stages. You need to learn patience, even when you have NONE to give. You still give more. You need to be well versed in integrity. Without it, people will see you as a fake and you'll never be able to lead, only manage. There is a huge difference in those two roles.
Here's the first step for college students
Deal with the issue you have right now... needing a job! Apply where there is growth in a company. Do not be entitled but always be confident. I started at Capital One on the phones, in a call center. They didn't care about my degree. They cared about what I brought to the table. I couldn't show them that with my eyes on a "position". I had to look around and put my hands in the mud a little.
"You are the artistic one of the family, business isn't for you. You are the dreamer - not the woman that wears a suit."