Happy Grad: Sam Doan

  Age: 25Graduation Date: 2011Major: Double BBA- MIS and Risk ManagementSchool: University of Georgia--Terry College of BusinessCurrent Position: Customer Success Manager  


Q: What was your biggest fear about leaving college and entering the “real world”?

Theoretical knowledge vs. Practical application. Am I truly ready for the real world even though I have a lot of internships during my undergrad?

Q: What five words would you use to explain your job search as a recent grad?

Ambition. Ambition. Ambition. Ambition. Ambition.

Q: What is it about your situation now that makes you a happy grad?

I achieved what I set out to do - get a great job at a great company that surpassed my minimum salary requirement, no student loan, and take on the world!

Q: What are the best things about your current role?

There are a few things:
  • The flexibility to make my own decisions.
  • The support of a world class team and company.
  • Work/Life Balance.
  • Upward mobility, and exposure to a lot of career opportunities within the same company with minimal geographical restriction.

Q: What advice would you give recent grads today about leaving college, and finding a career and life they love?

Start early, never give up on your dreams, and be super smart with your financial planning.

Q: What are some of the best things about being a recent grad?

Financially independent, and be able to tell my people my American Dream... that basically anyone can achieve anything if they want it bad enough.
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