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GRADUATE USES MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO BUILD HER TEAM AND DEVELOP A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION



GRADUATE USES MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO BUILD HER TEAM AND DEVELOP A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Aug 20, 2013

Samantha Burns has seen her career grow as rapidly as Delta T. Corporation, the company where she works as a special projects team leader.  She began working at the company as a marketing clerk while she was still a student in the business administration-management associate’s degree program at the Lexington Campus.   As the company expanded, she helped develop and currently manages the department which supports the company’s sales force with literature and promotional items that build brand awareness for their products.

“I’m doing what I love to do, business-related, all day every day,” Samantha said of her work at Delta T. Corporation, which manufactures industrial, commercial and residential fans.

As team leader of four employees, she is constantly drawing from the management concepts that she learned at National.  “The job that I do goes hand-in-hand with my degree,” she said, adding that she’s using the knowledge from her business classes to train and motivate her department. “I’m keeping them excited about coming to work and pursuing their career here at Delta T. Corporation.”

Samantha also dreams of using her business skills to start a non-profit organization to support widows and orphans.  “It’s something that’s dear to my heart,” said Samantha, who became a widow at an early age.   “When you go through a situation like that in your life…you really need some type of support system to help you to get back on track.”

She now feels that she has the tools that she needs to make the non-profit a success.   “It was almost like a thousand piece puzzle on the table, before I went to school.   Once I started taking those classes, the pieces began to come together in the puzzle for me.  It’s just a matter of time and finance right now to get everything up and going.”

Samantha feels that there will be more opportunities for advancement with her company so she is continuing her education to earn her bachelor’s degree through the American National University Online program to help her prepare for the future.   “My goal is to have a doctorate in business.  I’m a little ways off from that but I’m definitely striving to get there,” she said with a smile.

Photo-A-Samantha Burns is a special projects team leader of the Delta T. Corporation.

Photo-B-Samantha Burns is a team leader of four other employees.

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