Fresh out of college and I landed myself a job in the sprawling capital of Georgia. Some would say I’m lucky, and I really couldn’t agree more.
When making the decision to move here, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had only visited the metro area a few times when heading to East Cobb, but it didn’t take me long at all to understand why Atlanta is the eighth-largest economy in the country. There is a huge list of company headquarters that reside less than 10 miles from my apartment.
On another note, I knew extremely little about the industry I would be working in, but I have learned an incredible amount of knowledge about the fintech world in a fairly short amount of time. Ask me about credit card processing and I can talk your ear off… My focus lies within setting up e-commerce and online registration more than anything else, but I think those two gateways alone have become a vital piece for accepting transactions.
I’ve already lived in Atlanta for a year and I know my time here is far from over. Working with graphic designers and web developers has inspired me to take my career to the next level. I’ve had the opportunity to build a number of websites with little experience, but with great curiosity that has allowed me to broaden my skill set. I’ve been able to oversee projects for organizations such as Cornell Sports School and Camp McDowell to help stimulate their online presence.
Nevertheless, I feel fortunate to have been given the resources it took to get here and I am eager to see where I end up.