Finding a career

Monica Miranda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a leadership concentration from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was an active member of Master of Public Administration Student Association at U.T.E.P. She has close to 20 years of experience working in the public and private sector. She was an Operations Manager for the Enforcement Division of El Paso County Tax Office. She currently works for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as a Business Analyst where she applies subject matter knowledge to solve a variety of common business issues.

Most college students believe they will get a good paying job once they graduate. The reality is that is tremendously difficult to find a good job after finishing college, especially if you have no experience whatsoever. That’s why it’s important to put the first foot in the door of the company you would like to work for as soon as possible. An entry-level position is easier to get than a position that requires a college degree. That is why my suggestion is to find an entry-level position at the company you dream working for. This also allows you to network, and prove you are an asset to the company. Internships can be good in certain companies, but take into consideration that some of those companies are not willing to mentor you as much as they would a person in a permanent position. There are also some companies that hire interns to avoid paying clerical jobs, but their intention is not to hire the interns permanently. This is just what I would suggest based on my 20 year experience working in the public and private sector.

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