has your education prepared you for your career?
My education has prepared me for a
gentle transition from school to the workplace by providing me with the skills
necessary to succeed. The challenging courses from FIU have taught me
exceptional critical-thinking skills and how to solve complex problems. On my internship, I strengthen my research and
analytical skills by developing useful strategies with a team. This experience
also helped to develop my communication skills since I was required to work
with a team.
you a team player?
I tend to do well in a team setting
because I can relate to others well and understand what it takes to get the job
done. I can help delegate tasks, compromise, and fulfill any role on the team
that is needed. I am flexible in working independently or on a team, as needed by
the task at hand.
you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
I have not had any issues with my boss
or any of my professors, but I did have a conflict with one of my coworkers.
One day. I noticed he got some office supplies from the storage and put them in
his bag. I approached him and asked if he had asked permission to take them
home and he said it was fine, that he did that all the time and nobody ever
noticed. His response left me feeling uneasy because he was stealing from the
company. I tried talking him out of it because he could lose his job but he did
not seem to care. The next day, I told my supervisor what was going on because
I was worried about my coworker’s behavior. She handled the issue from there.
is your greatest weakness?
I am a perfectionist; I like to make
sure that my work is perfect, so I tend to spend a little too much time
checking it. However, I’ve come to a good balance by setting up a system to
ensure everything is done the first time correctly and in a timely manner.
I were to ask your professors to describe you, what would they say?
I recently asked my public speaking
professor to write a recommendation, and she mentioned my interpersonal skills,
attention to detail, and intellectual curiosity as keys to my success in her
class. I also think she would say I am quite funny!
qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?
A good manager is able to put himself in
his employee’s shoes. A person who actually knows the job inside rather than
looking at it from a view above and will let you know what you are doing wrong
from the beginning. A successful manager also possesses great communication
skills and will be open for feedback from his employees.