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Mark Follett

Mark Follett

Fidelity Investments

Nashua, NH USA

"One needs to have a willingness to learn: on the job, books, in-house and out-of-house workshops or even Grad School."

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Mark's work combines: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Fund Accountant

Keep track of and record investment activity in an Investment Fund.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Economics, General

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Graduate Degree

    Finance, General

    Northeastern University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Northeastern University

  • Certification

    Finance, General

    Bentley University

  • Vocational

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Community College of Rhode Island

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

Bachelor's Degree: Economics, General

Graduate Degree: Finance, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Certification: Finance, General

Vocational: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I struggled as an undergrad at UMass:Amherst. There, I had learn the value of flexibility and determination.

  • 2.

    I have struggled and continue to struggle with organizational skills. Checklist and consulting other has been a helpful for me in this area.

  • 3.

    Not many people thought I would end up with a college degree. I have an associates, a bachelors and two masters degrees. Never say never. You won't know if you can do something, without any attempt.

  • 4.

    A friend of mine got fired from a job in Boston, Ma. He was able to find work at another company that better suited to him. A bad or adverse result is not the end of the world.

  • 5.

    You do not have to have one career or job. It is okay to have many jobs throughout your life. Explore what will be good for you.

  • 6.

    I don't see myself staying in my current position. With 22 years of experience, I would love to see what else I can do. You do not have to be married to your current job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    I've struggled with my organizational and Microsoft Office Skills.

  • How I responded:

    For my organization skills, checklists and consulting my peers have been helpful for me. Regarding my Microsoft Office skills, taking a class or consulting an expert is a beneficial thing for me.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Determination and diligence.