A world of opportunity

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A World of Opportunity

At some point in life, everyone must make decisions regarding a career, sometimes more than once. After I graduated from high school, I decided to attend a trade school. I wanted to be an auto mechanic. After nine months of banging my knuckles against uncooperative engines, I came to the conclusion that this is not the way I want to make a living. I moved back to my hometown and enrolled in the University of Texas at El Paso. I financed my last year of college by working as a substitute teacher with the El Paso Independent School District. This was my first experience working with children. As a substitute, I taught at all levels. I especially enjoyed working with the older children, simply because of their maturity and fewer incidences of discipline problems.

I completed the requirements for my Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree, majoring in Finance and Marketing. After graduation, I accepted a position with the Department of Defense (DOD Civil Service). I was employed as a Supply Specialist, managing the inventory of spare parts for the Army’s aviation weapon systems, such as the Apache helicopters, known for making the first strikes in the Gulf War. I was then promoted as a Packaging Specialist, providing contractual requirements for the delivery of the Army’s managed items. Constantly striving for improvement I started taking graduate classes in the evenings. I remember sitting in class one evening when...