Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Career Conversations with an Anderson Alum

Career Insights from the Past 20 years: Journey from South Valley to Silicon Valley

Since my graduation from the Anderson School of Management back in December 1996, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my diverse career path over the past 20+ years.  As with any experienced professional out there in the industry, everyone has ‘nuggets of wisdom’ to share that will hopefully resonate and help guide you towards good decisions in your personal journey.

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, grew up in the South Valley, and attended UNM with an unwavering focus on attaining my management degree and exploring the world with whatever career path I would create for myself.  Along that path, I’ve lived in Houston, London, and now the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.  I’ve worked across numerous industry verticals including: U.S. government (Air Force & NASA), oil/gas (Shell), tech - hardware/services (Hewlett-Packard), retail (Gap), tech – software (Adobe).  Along this journey, I’ve learned a great deal from navigating these large and complex corporate environments and traveling around the globe.

All that said, here are some words of advice from a ‘seasoned’ fellow Lobo:

Network, Network, Network
I can’t stress how important it is to learn the power of networking early in your career.  You need to build your brand with your immediate team, within the company, and at various industry events, conferences, and socials.  If you can navigate this well, you’ll have the opportunity to make great connections with both internal management and industry colleagues that’ll open doors with exciting opportunities.

Work Hard…Play Hard
I learned the value of hard work early on from my family.  When you work hard, focus your efforts on that next goal, and finally achieve it, you learn that anything is within reach and ‘the sky’s the limit.’  Balancing this is the importance of having fun as well to avoid burning out.  By rewarding yourself with the ability to do the things you enjoy outside of work, you’ll stay motivated to work hard and achieve bigger/better outcomes.

Continuous Learning
Never stop learning new skills, theory, and real-world application.  You can pursue additional degrees, professional certifications, soft skill training courses and remember to take advantage of any employer-offered training funding. 

Net/net: you don’t want to find yourself as expendable because you have a limited offering.  Always stay relevant, be mindful of industry trends, and continuously invest in yourself.

Give Back When You Can
I’ve had the honor to volunteer and serve many organizations in several different capacities (board memberships, recruiting, mentoring, teaching, building, etc.).  Find your passion with what you can share and give back to others that can benefit from your insights and abilities.  Volunteering takes time, but it’s an investment where we all win when we help each other to succeed and grow.

Never Become Complacent
I learned this mid-career and wish I would’ve realized it sooner.  In a large company, you’ll have the opportunity to move around and tackle many different jobs if you so choose.  There’s nothing wrong with this, but I’ve also learned that you have much larger opportunities to grow with expanded roles and sometimes better compensations when you take that leap from what’s comfortable and move to new challenges in different companies and geographies.

I know it sounds cliché, but there’s a reason why people say, “Don’t be afraid of change.”  You truly need to embrace it…and the sooner the better.

Go Global
While at Anderson, I focused on marketing and international management.  I knew that experiencing the world would be extremely important in shaping my views and learnings of different cultures.  Since then, I’ve had the chance to travel the globe and learn the cultural richness this world has to offer.

Remember to always be open-minded and respectful when meeting new people, trying new foods, and learning traditions and ways of doing business in other areas.

Whether you’re just graduating or years into your career, these ‘nuggets’ have guided me to be a good corporate and global citizen, and proud UNM alumnus.  Good luck…work hard…and have fun!

Antonio Humphreys

Antonio Humphreys is a strategic sourcing and marketing expert with 20 years’ professional experience in global sourcing and negotiations, marketing and advertising management, sales consulting, and business planning across multiple industry verticals and geographies (including NASA, Shell Oil, Hewlett-Packard, Gap Inc., and Adobe Systems Inc.).

He is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and has lived in Houston, Texas and London, England.  He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and works in ‘Silicon Valley’.

Antonio earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of New Mexico and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Houston.  He has served on a board of director capacity for Habitat for Humanity, Sourcing Industry Group University, Association of National Advertisers Mentor Chair and UNM Anderson School Alumni Council.  He was also a management adjunct professor at Lone Star College and served as Chairman for their Business Advisory Board. 

His passions include travel, hiking, teaching, and U.S. soccer.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Career Services & Community Events

Anderson School of Management Convocation
May 13th at 4:00pm at Johnson Center
The graduation ceremony for Anderson School of Management Undergraduate and Graduate students.

UNM Spring 2017 Commencement
May 13th at 9am at The Pit, WisePies Arena
The main UNM commencement for graduate and undergraduate students.

June Preview

June 2nd – 4th 2017 located at WESST in the Innovation Corridor
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. These events are very community focused and provide a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors, with prizes going to the winning team(s).
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/swABQ2017 .

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Career Opportunities

National Electric Supply
Management Training Program
To Apply: Please visit https://www.infinityhr.com/extranet/JobSearch.aspx?id=64002&aid=13801

Bralco Metals
Inside Sales
To Apply: Please send an email to JVOJTECH@BRALCO.COM

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Financial Specialist
To Apply: Applicants should complete a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment (Revised 05/10) or Resume Supplemental Form (Revised 05/10) and submit with a signature and date to the Human Resource Division prior to 5 p.m. on the closing date. Mailed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date.

State of New Mexico
Staff Auditor
To Apply: For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1744629/staff-auditor-osa-49797?keywords=staff%20auditor&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Federal Bureau of Investigation
IT Specialist-Forensic Examiner
To Apply: If you are interested or would like more information, please visit,
https://apply.fbijobs.gov/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1&FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath%2cIsFolder. Please search “Informational Technology Specialist- Forensic Examiner (FO) 999B GS 11/12 (EX) Albuquerque Field Office.” Questions regarding this opening should be directed to HR Specialist Vickie L. Williams at (304) 625-4786 or vickie.williams@ic.fbi.gov

Multiple Positions for Management Development Program
To Apply: Please visit https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/career-opportunities/career-types/management-development-program/#management-trainee-program

Multiple Positions for Information Systems Management Development Program
To Apply: Please visit https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/career-opportunities/career-types/management-development-program/information-systems-management-development/

State of New Mexico
IT Database Administrator
To Apply: Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newmexico/jobs/1733088/it-database-administrator-i-wca-21697?location[0]=albuquerque&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Gentry Law Firm
Office Manager
To Apply: Students are encouraged to apply through Lobo Career Connection at   https://unm-csm.symplicity.com/students/ and please provide cover letter, resume and college transcripts to nate@jgentrylaw.com

New Mexico Partnership
Business Development Director
To Apply: Please send a resume to Doreen Avila, New Mexico Partnership: Davila@nmpartnership.com (505) 247-8500

First National Bank of Santa Fe
Senior Treasury Analyst
To Apply: Please  visit Indeed.com to apply https://www.indeed.com/cmp/First-National-Denver/jobs/Senior-Treasury-Analyst-55813659675b44a7?q=treasury+analyst

Captiva Group Inc.
Financial/Accounting Director
How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Tyla Armstrong tarmstrong@thecaptivagroup.com

UNM, Human Resources, Finance Technology & Business Services
Programmer Analyst 2 or 3
To Apply: Please visit https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=2&c=unm&id=122 

Fulkerson Services
HVAC Sales Representative
To Apply: Please email resume to Tyler Burnett at tyler@fulkerson-services.com

Daskalos Development and Investments
Administrative Assistant
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements in word or pdf format to Brenna Oliver at brenna@daskalosdi.com

Plasco Sales
To Apply: Please contact Pete Kelley at: 505-459-5061 or Bryan Kelley at: 505-480-5895 to schedule an interview.

Operations Specialist
To Apply:Please visit https://recruiting.ultipro.com/RED1010REDW/JobBoard/d7bb350f-a46a-6677-832a-94afaa7d31bc/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d97d2306-50a1-472e-ab84-c64362c322fa

Fidelity Investment
18 openings (ABQ,NM)
To Apply:Students can post their resume with the Career Center, LOBO Career Connection, and send directly to Mark Pullam at Mark.pullam@fmf.com.

Don’t forget to contact Career Services at 277-3290 for help in polishing your professional materials!

May Internship Opportunities

City & County of San Francisco
1649 Accountant Intern (Citywide)
To Apply: For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PEX&R2=1649&R3=902205 

Albuquerque Convention Center (ACC)
To Apply:For further information about the internship, contact ACC at dlopez-gaston@albuquerquecc.com (no phone calls) with a brief explanation of how the internship fits with your professional goals.

New Mexico Mutual 
Marketing Intern
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter indicating your experience, interest and qualifications for the Marketing Intern position, and an updated resume humanresources@newmexicomutual.com. Visit us on our website at www.newmexicomutual.com for more information about New Mexico Mutual.

Absolute Investment Reality 
To Apply: Email resume with interview. Additional inquires please contact Andria at andria@go-absolute.net 

Treasures of Zeus
Advertising/Business Development Intern
To Apply: Please email your resume and any information that demonstrates your ability to provide the business expansion assistance to shep1_1998@yahoo.com

The Loan Fund
Accounting Intern
To Apply: Mail, fax, or email resume and cover letter to The Loan Fund, PO Box 705, Albuquerque, NM 87103, fax 505.243.8803, email: conchie@loanfund.org. Deadline to apply: May 19th, 2017.

McKee Wallwork + Co
Marketing Boot Camp
To Apply: Please send an introduction and your resume to bootcamp@mwcmail.com. Submission will be accepted April 20th through June 12th. Interviews will be conducted following resume submission. All candidates will be notified of their acceptance status on or before June 19th.

Heads Up Landscaping
Accounting Intern
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume to sberry@hulc.com

UNM, College Enrichment Program
Peer Mentor Tutors (4 position openings)
To Apply: Students can contact Leslie Armell directly with questions at larmell@unm.edu.

Visit Albuquerque
Social Media & Communications Intern
To Apply: Send or email resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Visit Albuquerque
20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
E-mail: jobs@visitABQ.org
Phone: 505.222.4344 (Barbara Marcus, HR Director) Fax: 505-247-9101

Visit Albuquerque
Public Relations & Communications Intern
To Apply: Send or email resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Visit Albuquerque
20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
E-mail: jobs@visitABQ.org
Phone: 505.222.4344 (Barbara Marcus, HR Director) Fax: 505-247-9101

Visit Albuquerque
Convention Sales Internship
To Apply: Send or email resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Visit Albuquerque
20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
E-mail: jobs@visitABQ.org
Phone: 505.222.4344 (Barbara Marcus, HR Director) Fax: 505-247-9101

City of Albuquerque
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Intern
To Apply: Interested students may contact Donna Comenici at ddomenici@cabq.gov

Absolute Investment Realty
Marketing Assistant
To Apply: Email resume  to alfredo@go-absolute.net for interview.

Campus Ambassador
To Apply; For more information, please visit Pearsonstudents.com. To apply, please visit http://pearson.jobs/new-mexico-usa/pearson-campus-ambassador-2016-program-university-of-new-mexico/B4F883F6B68A46FAB6E2A839C6C4A057/job/

Christus St. Vincent Medical Group
Career Track Coordinator Internship
To Apply: Anyone interested should send their resume to Candi Jones, Director of Central Services at candi.jones@stvin.org  for consideration.

Student Interns/Volunteers
To Apply: Interested Students may contact Leba Leba Freed, President at leba4@aol.com

Sumer Intern-MBA
To Apply: Please visit http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/Viacom/Summer-Intern-MBA/job/229880/

Campus Ambassador
To Apply: Please apply online with your resume and unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this opportunity:

Summer 2017 interns
To Apply: Please visit www.phs.org select For Job Seekers, and select All Opportunities.  On the Job listing page, select Student employment and Search jobs.

U.S. Air Force
Copper Cap Intern
To Apply: Interested applicants may send resumes to Michelle Mendez, Chief, Contracting Division (SMC/ADK), at michelle.mendez@us.af.mil

Revo Smith Law Firm, LLC
Part-time Social Media Coordinator
To Apply: Interested students should send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (optional, but encouraged) to Chris Templeton at ctempleman@revosmithlaw.com

Don’t forget to contact Career Services at 277-3290 for help in polishing your professional materials!