Amy Dawson spoke a few weeks ago about her current position as Executive Vice President at Fahlgren Mortine, and the path she took to get there. She left us with 15 pieces of advice:
Practice critical thinking and relationship building.
Get an internship.
Practice your presentation and public speaking skills.
Know how to work on a team.
Establish strong writing skills.
Be a good storyteller.
Have good organization and prioritization skills.
Understand the value of integration.
Have enthusiasm and passion for the work you do.
Build your professional networks.
Don’t wait for the work to come to you, go after it.
Only put forth your best.
Be open to constructive feedback.
And remember, the only dumb question is the one you should have asked, but didn’t.