Mark Follett

Mark Follett

Fund Accountant

Fidelity Investments

Nashua, NH USA

One needs to have a willingness to learn: on the job, books, in-house and out-of-house workshops or even Grad School.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I struggled as an undergrad at UMass:Amherst. There, I had learn the value of flexibility and determination.
I have struggled and continue to struggle with organizational skills. Checklist and consulting other has been a helpful for me in this area.
Not many people thought I would end up with a college degree. I have an associates, a bachelors and two masters degrees. Never say never. You won't know if you can do something, without any attempt.
A friend of mine got fired from a job in Boston, Ma. He was able to find work at another company that better suited to him. A bad or adverse result is not the end of the world.
You do not have to have one career or job. It is okay to have many jobs throughout your life. Explore what will be good for you.
I don't see myself staying in my current position. With 22 years of experience, I would love to see what else I can do. You do not have to be married to your current job.


Fund Accountant

Keep track of and record investment activity in an Investment Fund.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Problem Solving

Day to Day

It can be a rigid day from the time you get in to the time you get out. One needs to be able to do task at the time they are needed to be done. It is vital that one have some organizational skills. Else, one will have difficulty in this position..

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Get to know yourself well. What type of personality do you have? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you like? What kind skills do you have? Answering such questions can go a long way in helping you determine your best career.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"I've struggled with my organizational and Microsoft Office Skills."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues