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Daniel's work combines: Business, Education, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Team Manager in a Leadership Development Program

I ensure people with home alarms are safe through managing front line employees.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Jacksonville High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Civil Engineering, General

    University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Graduate Degree

    Structural Engineering

    Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Emory University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First I realized that I was good at math and enjoyed it. I got a degree in structural engineering.

  • 2.

    I started designing bridges for a living and really enjoyed seeing bridges I designed being built.

  • 3.

    But I realized that I spent too much time in a cubicle and really wanted to work more with others.

  • 4.

    So I started volunteering on the side and loved working with other people.

  • 5.

    I decided to have a career where my engineering and people skills are appreciated and got an MBA.

  • 6.

    Then I got my current job where the company is developing my skills to be a future leader.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Yeah, right. You will spend all that money on school and end up working at McDonalds.

  • How I responded:

    I got a clear vision of where I wanted to end up and got the facts about it. I could tell them why it would work and even when they didn't believe me, I knew it would work and that mattered the most.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I never had much money to pay for college. I worked one or two jobs a time through undergrad and budgeted what little money I had. I kept applying for scholarships and found scholarships even after I had been in school a few years.