Tell us about the company you work for. What are they known for, and what do they do?
I work for Dell Technologies. Dell is known in a nutshell for computers, but we like to think of ourselves as a company that empowers countries, communities, customers, and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more.
What is your role at Dell?
I am a Small Business Tech Advisor. I work with a team of specialists to meet the IT needs of businesses across the country. This could range from a sole proprietor needing a laptop for travel, all the way to networking systems for 100-employee business.
What are you most proud of that you’ve accomplished?
One of my proudest accomplishments in my early career is graduating from the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Tell us about your time at UK — what did you enjoy about being a student there?
What I enjoyed most at UK is the group projects with my peers. I made friends all across the country just by being members of a group project. Gatton can be pretty overwhelming being in large classes, and group projects made them a lot smaller!
What is some advice you can provide about attaining the success you’ve attained?
I have learned three keys to success that I have used through my journey. The first key is to be coachable. In every journey you will always have to work with a team or report to upper management. When you are being coached you have to open to criticism to keep improving your craft. The second key is to be curious. Finding ways to to broaden your knowledge will go a long way, regardless of your field. The last is being consistent. I can't stress enough how important consistency is. You want to be the employee or the student that people say, “I can always count on you to meet a deadline or even turn in an assignment.” Using these keys will separate you from others in your career.