The Value an Education Can Have on Future Career Goals
By: Joseph Hensley
The Future is something that a lot of people give little thought to. What makes this habit a shame is the fact that the future is where we are headed. We don't get into a car and start driving with no clear thought or reason as to where we are headed. To do so would lead to many unforeseen events such as not arriving to our desired destination, getting lost, or worse. I personally believe that everyone should put as much thought into where they want to and how they plan to get there. Doing this is a lot like planning a road trip, you figure out where you're going, how you're going to get there, how much of your resources it will take, what road blocks you may come across, and what you are going to do when you get there. The end to my road lies at my arrival in a successful career in Information Technologies. Since I know where I want to go, the next logical step is to figure out how I plan to get there. The biggest thing that will benefit an individual when applying for a job, or seeking entry into a career field of their choice, is a good education. Today's employer seeks to find the best trained individuals, not only with work experience, but an education as well. Anyone can say they know how to do something that they may have picked up through some kind of job experience, but those that can show a diploma or degree from an educational institution have the ammo to say they really learned the trade. In my current job at Echostar Communications, anytime a job posting for an internal position opens up one of the pre-requisites that always appears is that it is preferred the applicant has a Bachelors Degree or equivalent. Is a higher degree the key to higher pay? According to salary.com, in 2003 an applicant that possessed a bachelors degree could expect to earn ten thousand dollars more per year on average than an applicant possessing an Associated Degree....
My short term goal – immediately upon completion of the MBA – is to enter the field of FMCG marketing. My aim is to take up a challenging product marketing position with a top global consumer goods company. This role would give me the opportunity to identify target market segments, and devise strategies to tap into them. By working on the design and execution of marketing campaigns, I will be able to combine my newly acquired business skills with my inherent creativity and channel it in a way that helps my organization grow.
I have deep interest in gaining extensive learning in the field of marketing. Over a period of a few years I aim to become an expert in end-to-end marketing strategy and execution. This expertise will help me achieve my longer term goal – to set up a niche marketing consultancy for the health foods and nutrition snacks sector. My consultancy will provide a one-stop solution for marketing and promotion activities such as market research, market targeting and segmentation and implementation of marketing programs. My firm will allow me to leverage my love of marketing for bringing healthy food supplements that benefit society as a whole.
Through my work in commercial sales, I have gained experience in understanding complex and fragmented market landscapes, identifying market gaps that the business can serve, bridging operational ability with market needs and negotiating with...
...Present Career, Career Interest and The Value of a College Education
Currently I am what some would call a receptionist, but at MD Anderson Cancer Center, my title is Senior Secretary. I am responsible for handling the front desk operations. I receive all the incoming calls for the administrative office. I take messages (paper and e-mail), distribute messages, page staff members when appropriate and assist callers in reaching the appropriate department when necessary. I greet, screen, and announce visitors and guests and direct them to the appropriate areas.
I also provide administrative support to the department. I am responsible for preparing outgoing mail and taking it to Mail Services as well as picking up and distributing incoming mail. I fax outgoing documents and deliver incoming faxes. I assist with scheduling meetings, including scheduling conference rooms, ordering food and equipment as needed. I maintain the conference room schedule; assist in resolving scheduling conflicts when they arise. I assist with the distribution of meeting notices, reminders and agendas as appropriate (paper and e-mail).
I am the primary timekeeper for the department. I am in charge of maintaining leave and travel records for the entire department. I ensure Kronos, our timekeeping system, is accurate with regard to leave taken and holiday time earned. I maintain departmental files for timesheets, travel and...
School was always more than just a place to do homework and go to classes for me; it has always been a bit of a social hub. The schools I have been in was always difficult if you don’t not find you very own group of friends. As it was a typical local english school, you find your own group of friends and you would stay in that group for a very long time. It’s able to let you naturally create a good bond between your peers. Of course you won’t be able to be with your friends for the whole time, that’s why we make new ones from different places: history class, sports classes, dance schools etc. I think being able to communicate with your peers allows you to improve your social skills. Being able to associate with different people that all have different personalities is a convenient and vital skill for yourself. It is guaranteed an ability that will support you firmly through your school and futurecareer.
I’ve always thought that even some of the ‘basic social skills’ were for sure learnt by everyone, until I moved to Hong Kong. I was able to witness a whole nation that has a complete different type of culture compared to my old home. What we all might think is ‘normal’ for example: telling someone how old you are; borrowing an equipment from a teacher politely; being able to have a basic conversation with your class mates. This was very different in Hong Kong, because people might not be...
Over the past few decades, people have drastically changed the way they choose their career. Times have changed a great deal, and people no longer feel forced into a certain profession. People are now given endless choices and possibilities, and it is up to them to decide what they want to do the rest of their lives. When facing these important decisions, it is very easy to become confused. I once was very uncertain about any careergoals I may have had, but now, I am more sure of the direction my life is going.
When I was young, I never really knew what I wanted to become when I got older, but I always had very high aspirations for myself. I always thought that I would become either a doctor or a lawyer. Both professions seemed highly respected, and the high income from each was a very important factor. As I grew older, I started to drift away from dreams of becoming a lawyer, and focused toward the medical field. The more I considered this choice of a profession, I began to realize that it was what I wanted to do with my life. However, like most people, my dreams changed over the course of time. My experiences and mistakes changed my perception on life in general, as well as my dreams and goals. I went through periods of time where I wanted to become a pilot, an architect, and finally, a computer technician. As I...
What are your short-term and long-term careergoals? How will the Columbia Business School
MBA help you achieve these goals?
I have always been told to figure out what you like to do and then make a career out of it. Eight
years ago, armed with this bit of philosophy, I set out to find out what I liked to do. Before entering
college I realized that my interests lay in business. In college, my courses in business were the ones
looked forward to the most, and my business projects and presentations were the most challenging
and rewarding of all my undergraduate course work. So, it was easy for me to decide to pursue a
career in business when I graduated from college, leading to a career as a defined contribution
Now, as I once again evaluate what I want my career to be, I am considering that advice again.
What do I like to do? I enjoy solving problems in the areas of retirement services and defined
contribution plans. Retirement planning is important to everyone, and it will only become more
important as time goes on. In the next few years, after successfully earning my MBA at Columbia, I
would like to seek a position as a defined contribution analyst in an international finance
organization. Because of the excellent preparation Columbia will have provided me, I will
immediately excel and climb up the corporate...
My Choice My Career
Mirna L. Hussein
American University of Beirut
English 102, section 1
Ms. Abir Ward
April 16, 2014
My Choice My Career
“It’s time to choose” was the repetitive statement my mind struggled with after I finished
my high school governmental exams. Deciding my major was like trying to swim upstream.
Being exposed to various subjects then trying to narrow your choices to a specific major was a
bit difficult. However, winning a scholarship to American University of Beirut played a
significant role in determining my major. Nursing was the choice. Nursing is defined as an
autonomous and collaborative person-centered care of body, mind, and spirit. It is a crucial
career that occupies a prominent position in society for its ultimate benefits. In her article “What
Is Good Nursing?” Thelma Ingles says: “Nursing is the art of helping people feel better” ( 1246).
Nursing can promote health, prevent illness, and facilitate coping with death and disabilities.
Nurses have various paths in their domain of work. One of these crucial paths is
promoting heath. The main focus of this role is the well-being of individuals. They are concerned
to preserve a healthy community. This can be achieved through improving nutrition and physical
fitness, and by restricting some dangerous habits for example smoking, drug...
...Creating a Career Objective
Dorothy Domkowski Denise Saunders
1. To learn the purpose of a career objective. 2. To understand the parts of a career objective. 3. To write a career objective that is not too broad or too narrow.
A job campaign consists of many tasks: writing a resume, finding potential employers, reviewing job openings, creating application letters, networking, interviewing, receiving rejections, negotiating job offers, and making many decisions. The best place to start is with a goal or an objective. It may be helpful to ask ”What do I want to do?” and “Where do I want to be?”
What is a Career Objective?
Your career objective is a personal statement defining the specifics you wish to attain through work. 1. It’s personal: Others may share similar goals, but your objective should state your goals in terms that you are comfortable with. 2. It’s a commitment: Stating a goal identifies who you are and what you want to achieve. 3. It’s action-oriented: You take control of your life and communicate to an employer what you can do in action terms. 4. It’s directional: Focus on your future to identify steps to take and information to seek. Your focus can be short- or long-term. You will be better equipped to evaluate potential work situations after...
...FutureCareer Every person thinks a lot about his future and admits that hard work lies ahead.
"Mother to Son…"Young people claim that they are willing to make the sacrifices needed to reach their goals.
"If you don't think about your future, you cannot have one.""Hold fast to dreams"So it is vital to hitch your wagon to a star.
In order to reach our goals, we should be persistent, optimistic, hard working, imaginative, creative… and so on, but practical and down to Earth. So, most young people place a high priority on education.
If you think about your futurecareer it is worth mentioning the fact, that the future expectations of every man are connected with acquiring (getting) quality education which in its turn includes many aspects, such as: self creation, developing your abilities and character, keeping fit, social adaptability, creative potentials and intellect. The most important thing that young people want from life is career success followed by happiness, marriage and family and they are also concerned with global issues, such as ecological problems, social problems, wars, terrorism.
Future is purchased by the present so while a teenager it is important to become a true personality.
"If you can feel…"Every man is a maker of his own fortune and...