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Chicago Day Three: AT&T
Our trip to AT&T is a trip that I will never forget! I was able to gain a lot of new information about AT&T, as well how to work through different times of change. AT&T is located in 227 countries with 243, 340 employees, and 107.3 million customers. AT&T is also a company that is very into giving back to the people. They have $98 billion invested into the United States, as well 5.8 million volunteer hours, which is equivalent to about $129 million.
Some of the advice that we were given is very similar to advice that our professors at ONU have given us. For example, we were told multiple times that we can never have too large of a network, and no matter where we are, we need to act professional since we never know who we are going to meet. We were also told to make sure to keep our resume up to date. It was also impressed upon us to make sure we are professional with our social media, and not posting things that we would be ashamed to have our boss or grandmothers to see. Apparently our professors weren’t lying when they told us all of this.
The advice that we were given about times of changes I felt was very helpful! The advice that I enjoyed a lot and will be drilling into my own brain so I don’t forget is to be realistic about my first job. The chances that I will land my dream job as soon as I graduate are very slim. It is important to remember that most first jobs are not the best, and I will more than likely have to work my way up the ladder to get to where I want to be. It is also important to keep an open mind, and possibly take a job that I might not have originally thought of. The other piece of advice that I plan on following is to work for a couple years and gain some experience before going back to school to obtain my MBA. The final piece of advice was to make sure to have a balance between work and home life.
Written By: Kyle Imhulse