Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

Account Executive

Beeline Group

Hayward, CA USA

Do what YOU love, the money will come.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Being pulled aside in the 4th grade by the secretary of the school telling me, I can't act like the white girls because I'm black and they are not. This made me realize I was different.
Getting straight A's in my freshman year of high school. This gave me a taste of excelling and getting a taste of being praised for being smart.
Getting expelled from high school in my freshman year. I ended up going to a better school and making deeper friendships with the girls I got to know. We are friends to this day. This school helped me
Getting into my first choice for college: Howard University. I got there and realized this isn't what I wanted and also the second time my depression manifested itself and caught my attention.
Getting put on academic probation at USF. This is when I realized I needed a lot more help than I did. I took a pause and got myself into counseling and found a job.
Being introduced to my major by the teacher. I didn't know International Studies was a thing until she told me. This was my 3rd major and it finally clicked that this is what I wanted to study.
Graduating from college. This felt like a big accomplishment and I was able to finally start on my career.
Having my son. This changes you in a bunch of ways. Now I had someone I had to work for, not just myself. He's my responsibility and it's up to me to show him a good example.
Keep following my journey


High School
Dunn School
International/Global Studies
University of San Francisco, Chabot College, Cal State University, East Bay


Account Executive

Project manage marketing materials for HP to install in Best Buy, Office Depot and various regional accounts

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

No two days are alike at all, I can't describe a typical day. It always involves answering client emails, reviewing creative, and talking to vendors.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Concentrate on getting into a good high school and focus on getting good grades. Start feeling out what colleges you want to go to and work with your counselor to take classes that are required for getting in. Visit the career center. Look up companies you want to work for, check the job listings and see if any jobs are interesting to you. Look at the education requirements for those jobs. Start talking to people with those careers you're interested in. Do what YOU love, the money will come.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Heard discouragement from family. They didn't understand what International studies involved. They wanted something more tangible like pre-med major and medical school. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student


Are you happy?

Asked by Kesha at Roadtrip Nation

Yes! Even though I had some tough times, I did have Family members love and encourage me to pursue what I wanted for me!

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