Job Title: Project Manager
Type of Company: I work for a graduate education school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Education: BA, History, University of King's College MA, International History, London School of Economics and Political Science Ed.M., Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Previous Experience: I worked as a manager at a nonprofit strategy consulting organization.
Job Tasks: I am in charge of all of the organizational aspects required to create and launch a new degree program. For example, I work with faculty to design the curriculum, I develop the financial budgets, and I work with admissions staff to develop the student recruiting and admissions materials.
On a typical day, I will check my email first thing in the morning and respond to any questions or requests. For the rest of the day, I either work at my computer developing work schedules, presentation materials, or financial analysis or I am in meetings. On a typical day, I spend about half my time working at my computer and half my time in meetings.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is working with other talented and committed people to develop this new degree program.
The worst part of my job is waiting for people to complete work so that we can move forward to the next stage.
In general, my work is very enjoyable. One thing that is really important to me is doing work that I believe in -- work that I feel makes a positive impact on the world. I am lucky that this job fulfills that for me.
1.) Work on being increasingly organized. Learn from other people who have excellent organizational skills.
2.) Practice being really clear and concise in your communication.
3.) Take a course that teaches you how to use Excel and PowerPoint.
Additional Thoughts: In my job, it is very important to work well with people one-on-one and in teams. It would be good to identify what you find difficult about working with other people and what you enjoy about working with other people. Then, think about if there are ways to better ensure the difficulties are minimized (i.e., is there something that you are doing that could make it easier/more enjoyable?)
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