Jessica Bega

Jessica Bega

Senior Project Manager


Texas OnCourse

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
In high school, I was recruited to play softball at a university in San Marcos, TX. During college, I was a sports intern at KXAN-TV in Austin, TX.
During my internship, I worked an NCAA track and field event and met a CBS Sports producer. A year later, I found myself in NYC working with him as a staff researcher at CBS Sports.
I came back to TX and got a job with an indie production company working with a well-known documentary filmmaker. Our company produced nationally televised docs for Frontline and Amercian Experience.
I spent a year producing and directing an award-winning independent documentary that screened at multiple film festivals around the country and won several film grants.
I managed to get a job as a project manager at a K-12 education technology company. A friend of mine recommended me for the job even though I had no "education" or "technology" experience.
I spent seven years moving through the ranks of the K-12 company and then went to work for various technology vendors based in India and they specializing in content digitization and ePublishing.
Today, I am actively involved in public service in the city I live in. I have an opportunity to create and develop policy at the local level. I also engage with citizens to make an impact in our city.
My road has led me to my current role. These days, I feel a nudge to pursue another degree; in public affairs. If I pursue this, I will have come full circle to the beginning of my road!
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Elgin High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Texas State University-San Marcos
certification
Certification/License
Project Management Certificate Program
The University of Texas at Austin
Career

Career

Senior Project Manager

Lead and drive internal teams and vendors through execution and completion of projects.

Career Roadmap

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

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Take the initiative. Be proactive. Strive to go above and beyond every time.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Organizational Leadership
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"What can you actually do with a Mass Communications degree?"

Your road is what you make it or will it to be regardless of the road you choose.