One of the things I love is analyzing data. Finding that key piece of information or creating a detailed graph is satisfying. It’s like finishing a thousand piece puzzle. I’d like to combine this interest with my ability to communicate with others. So, that translates to a business analyst, data analyst, product analyst or marketing analyst. Long term, I’d like to get my PMP and become a project manager. I want to be the point of communication and be able to manage a huge project. I think with my soft skills and empathy, I can relate to others in the team and be able to get the most out of stakeholders in order to make clear and define goals for the deliverable.
I would like to work in a company whose culture is the number one priority. Culture, in my opinion, is what causes a company to be fun and interesting, and that is what I am looking for in a company. If one loves the company’s culture, then that person will want to stay longer and leave a larger impact for the company.
My first three loves in life were reading books, video games and sports. They still have not changed as an adult. Reading books has always been fun to me. I never understood why people, specifically in my generation and younger, reticule books. They retell parts of history or they can even send you to a whole different world. My favorite book is The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley. I just started to listen to e-books now since I can listen to them when I’m driving or at the gym. I recently finished Grit by Angela Duckworth and am currently listening to Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.
My love for video games started with the Nintendo 64. Playing video games has always been a great pastime for me, although as an adult I’ve been playing less. I fell in love with sports when I was in elementary school and was allowed to play basketball with kids in the neighborhood. That’s where I made my first friends, where I lost weight and gained confidence to be social. Ever since then, I have been a huge basketball fan, and overall, a lover of all sports. One of my dreams would be able to combine my passion for data and my love for video games and/or sports.