Raelynn Eschenbach

Raelynn Eschenbach

Implementation Specialist


Hobsons

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a passion for creativity.
Went away to college, to gain independence.
Majored in marketing because it allowed creative thinking.
Took a job as a commercial lines underwriter because it was a decent job with a good company.
Quit my job and moved out to California (something I was too scared to do right out of college).
Landed a job as an Application Specialist for a technology company.
Moved home after two years to do marketing for the family business.
Decided I missed the technology solutions and began working at Hobsons.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Ohio University-Main Campus
Career

Career

Implementation Specialist

I manage the implementation of technology and marketing solutions for Higher Ed institutions.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Education
Education
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I work internally with product training to gain knowledge on how the solution(s) work. I then work with clients to manage relationships and hit milestones for successfully implementing their solution.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Basic technology skills are important, but being able to learn and understand technology will be just as beneficial. The ability to work well with clients and manage relationships is an important part of project management. A few additional skills are communication, planning and organization.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Develop relationship management skills. Implementing solutions is a project management job where communication both internally and with the client is key.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Associate's Degree
undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You cannot quit your job and move to California. It is too far from your family. You will miss important events. How will you find a job, where will you live?"

This was risky and I will admit that. I had saved a lot of money over the past year living at home, and was confident this was what I wanted to do. I did not plan on being out there forever and understood it would be hard being so far away. I told myself that if I did not find a job after three months I would move back home. I networked like crazy and found a great job for my two years there. My family was able to come visit and see what a great place San Diego was.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

I had little money saved for college. I worked 20 hours a week during school and 40 hours in the summers to pay for my schooling. I also made sure to apply for any kind of aid possible.