Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director, Operations and Administration in Los Angeles:
"Vendor relationships and team."
Take the time to build vendor relationships and a relationship with each of your team members.
Director, Operations and Administration in Baltimore:
"Learn Computer Skills."
Know how to use Microsoft Office programs. Be prepared to get the project done without having to be taught the basics.
Director, Operations and Administration in Layton:
"Work After Undergrad Or Go For Masters?"
Based on my experience, aggressively seeking an internship as early as possible during undergraduate studies with a strong company (preferably in a field you would consider working) is extremely important. I recommend continuing with a Masters Degree immediately following undergrad studies, the learning just flows much better. It is really hard to go back after several years and get back into the "student mentality" necessary to do well in graduate school. Plus, you'll be more likely to be surrounded with peers (similar age, ambitions). Great networks and friendships are formed during this time.