I am an MIS major and ITIE minor because one day I want to own and operate my very own business based around technology driven processes. I want to learn everything possible to be able to do this effectively, as many aspiring entrepreneurs never get the ball rolling. The cost of starting your own business is expensive, and in most cases, immediately leaves said entrepreneur in debt. Also, if you cannot afford to get off the ground, your business plan will be only an idea at best. That is, of course, unless some other entrepreneur steals that idea, also leading to no financial benefits to you, the entrepreneur.
My point is, I do not need to graduate college and open a business the next day. I feel as an MIS major with a vision of entrepreneurship, I will be armed with skills in business management, sales and negotiations, public relations, marketing, advertising, technology, and financial aspects of a business. In other words, I offer variety, I can cover a little bit of everything. Think Wal-Mart.
I also feel I possess strong people skills, a positive workplace personality, and an ability to manage and lead large groups of people.
My personal favorite of those skills listed is sales and advertising. I like using my outgoing personality to throw a sales pitch. I like using clever adjectives and humor to formulate an advertisement that catches the eye of the consumer, the interest of the consumer, and hopefully the heart of the consumer. Generating customer loyalty and repeat business is the key to any long-term success. Combining a good product with a strong sales approach, proper advertising that focuses on your target market, and excellent customer service are just a few, very important essentials necessary to turn a profit within your company. My understanding of these aspects tied together with a strong personality and demeanor make me believe I can perform at a high level within a sales atmosphere.
While I am on the topic of career interests, I will consider the question; “what is my dream job?”
The answer: John Carsia, General Manager of the Seattle Seahawks.
In this position, I am combining my passion for my favorite professional sports team with my passion of running an organization. Sports fans fail to realize that their GM is in charge of a whole lot more than just the players on the field. Covering contract negotiations, working under a salary cap, understanding marginal benefits of cutting your personal favorite player all come into play when sitting in the general manager’s chair. As GM of the Seahawks, I would be expected to provide the rain-filled city of Seattle with a winning team and a profitable organization, sounds like fun.