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Bahadir Koseli

Bahadir Koseli


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Bahadir's work combines: Business, Travel, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Manager - Customer Service

Manager - Universal Agent - Global Customer Service - Business Customers

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Richland Collegiate High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    The University of Texas at Dallas

  • Graduate Degree

    Marketing/Marketing Management, General

    The University of Texas at Dallas

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Graduate Degree: Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    My first moment I don't remember: My mom and dad coming to the U.S. for better opportunities.

  • 2.

    My father's passing.

  • 3.

    Managing a restaurant.

  • 4.

    Starting my own IT Business at 16.

  • 5.

    Joining Apple Inc.

  • 6.

    Joining the Leadership Development Program with AT&T.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    I came from a family with little schooling. My parents have a 5th grade education and grew up in a little village in Turkey, working on a farm. They barely spoke English when coming to the U.S. and had $200 in their pockets.

  • How I responded:

    This noise along with most noise, can be overcome. I was lucky enough to be born in the United States, Land of the Free, and as I like to call it, Land of Plenty Opportunities. I was blessed to be the first person in my family with a college degree, or high school diploma, and very blessed to complete my Masters program at UT Dallas. Don't let anyone, including yourself, tell you that you're not good enough or that you will not succeed. If you're hungry enough, anything is possible.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I grew up in Section 8 housing in Dallas, Texas, since my parents were both working minimum wage jobs. My father's passing forced my mom to work multiple jobs to provide for the family.

  • My mom and dad moved here about 25 years ago to provide better opportunities to our family. I'm very lucky that they did.

  • The highest level of education completed by my parents was the 5th grade. However, I guess you can say that they completed plenty degrees in the school of life.