Intern: Nicole O'ConnellHappy Monday! We've got a treat for you this week. We spend our Mentorship Mondays hoping to reach young aspiring procurement professionals to help guide them to the right path and choices. One of our own Analyst Interns, Nicole O'Connell as shared a bit of her own experience with us and what is helping her as she arrives at the inevitable crossroads of life, post graduation.
Nicole O'Connell is graduating from St. Joeseph's University as an Accounting and Business Intelligence and Analytics double major (pause for applause), and has decided to begin her professional career with us, here at Source One, a Corcentric company, as a Data Analyst Intern.
At the start of her education Nicole was sold on becoming an accountant, however, in her studies she developed an interest in the data anylitcs and consulting aspects of Business Intelligence and Analytics and decided to make that her second major. As O'Connell faces graduation she admits that she is at a bit of a crossroads between the two and is using this first position to help her make that big decision as to what path she'll take. When asked what she has learned thus far on her journey as an early professional, she responds:
"Everyone tells you to ask questions, and they're right. You really don't know until you ask. Whether it's for advice, about a project, or even why someone decided to transition into or out of a field or position--you can learn from someone else's experiences, even if you don't have a ton for yourself already."
Finally, as these posts are meant to motivate and guide are younger professionals, Nicole would like to leave a message to her peers at the brink of their next chapters:
"Do what you enjoy! Don't be intimidated by that overwhelming feeling. Be confident that you know what's best for you."