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Andrea Valderrama

Andrea Valderrama

GM Business Interiors

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Andrea's work combines: Design, Business, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Marketing Assistant

I’m responsible for the company website, social media, email blasts, vendor maintenance & graphic designing

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Bonita High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Organizational Communication, General

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • Graduate Degree

    Design and Visual Communications, General

    University of California, Los Angeles

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Marketing Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Organizational Communication, General

Graduate Degree: Design and Visual Communications, General

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    When I started at Disney people would say “I can’t believe you work so early/ late, I’d quit my job” or “Ugh I can’t believ you had to deal with that at work- sounds miserable”

  • How I responded:

    I’ve worked at all hours of the day: in at 4am, worked till 2am, worked overnight, etc. There was always a reason though. From working crazy hours and having to deal with crazy situations I learned so much. After 7 years at Disney I became someone that the staff knew they could count on and would have answers (or find them if I didn’t have the answer). Even after I left the company, I still had people asking my questions. Ignore unconstructive criticism. Work hard- it’ll pay off in the end!