Representatives from AT&T stopped by at Rutgers Business School and gave an informative presentation about their Retail Leadership Development Program
Three guest speakers enlightened the MMS attendees about how leadership is built into AT&T’s culture as well as their core value of “Being the best at connecting the world”.
Morgan Gallon gave an overview of the Internship Program for Retail Leadership offered by AT&T. Morgan herself, got associated with AT&T by starting off as an intern. She shared her experience by emphasizing the endless networking opportunities she encountered. While in the program she was able to network with high-level professionals and executives from AT&T. Morgan was able to get well acquainted with professionals by maintaining contact with them. She highlighted on the importance to stay connected with AT&T professionals. Morgan also spoke how the internship gives insight on how to build networking skills as well as shaping individuals to develop leadership skills.
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Tim Boland who is an Area Retail Sales Manager for NY and NJ shared his story about his personal career path with the company. Tim started off as an Assistant Manager for AT&T. After six months of working with the company, Tim began to appreciate the growth potential AT&T offers. He expressed how working for the company is about “listening, understanding and finding a balance” by going through trial and error with research and building solid connections with reps and customers.
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Ellen Board, who is a college recruiter for AT&T, presented an overview about AT&T’s Retail Leadership Development Program. Ellen got her start in the company by being apart of this program 5 years ago. Since then her career has advanced with experience of working 5 different positions. The program holds a huge benefit of being able to advance to higher-level positions quickly. Another benefit is AT&T offers paid training and the training is based in Atlanta. The program itself takes a total of 12 months to complete which entails of instructor led training, professional development and field rotations. Field rotations consist of partnership with a mentor manager and managing small accounts. The purpose of field rotations is to execute and practice what you learn in the program.
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During a brief discussion after the presentations, the speakers agreed that the most empowering aspect of working for AT&T is how “Making life easier for customers is rewarding”.
The Marketing and Management Society would like to thank the AT&T professionals for sharing advice of working in the professional world and providing an insightful presentation about opportunities offered by AT&T.
Also, thank you AT&T for providing our members with delicious sandwiches from Panera Bread!
-Post By Jymeca Louissaint