My road in life has taken me all over.
I began with Internships at 14 in Administrative Functions and learned to work with Computers.
I began a Career in the Legal field, aiming to become a Lawyer. Still working with Computers.
Moving to a new Country changed Goals and I decided to pursue the Finance field.
I began to pursue College Studies in Accounting and also Programming.
Temporary Services placement as HR Manager taught me that People are more important than Numbers.
I learned Technical Roles in Production and learned I enjoyed Technology as much as People.
I entered my first official Engineering program and excelled. I was the only Woman in the Program.
I pursued my first Technical Position as Electronics Technician 15 years ago.
Manage Solutions and Collaborate with Technical Groups.
My work combines:
My work combines:
Day to Day
I create or verify documentation and identify Resources and Processes needed. I review details and contact Customers to address Project Expectations, Implementation plan and timeline, and Questions. I collaborate with others on required Supplies / Equipment, Work requirements, and Questions and Concerns. I order Supplies Equipment, register Technical Details, and Request Resource Assignments.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for middle school students
Talk to Professionals in your area, Job Shadow and ask Questions about Technical Entry programs. Talk to Advisors (School and College) to help find programs. Find like-minded Students and YouTube videos. Learn terms / concepts and find out what interests you. Prepare for a Technical College program, a Certification program and Internships for early Experience. If you enjoy it, pursue an Entry job and then get the College degrees.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
The Noise I Shed
From Society in General:
"Nothing. If there was noise, I tuned it out. I focused on my studies and my path. I was a certified Network Professional when I heard: 'You seem smart, maybe you can learn about Technology.' The noise was unintended, but Stereotyped me by my Gender."
Challenges I Overcame
First-Generation College Student