Short Intro. Hi! My name is Jennifer Simbaña, I love to learn new things, I love to read and I love numbers! I'm hoping to break into the digital marketing world!
Where Have I Been? In 2014, I graduated from City College with a B.A. in Communications (concentrating in AD/PR) and Psychology. While I was in school I worked part time at Macy's and at Baked by Melissa. I also volunteered by tutoring third and fourth graders in reading and math.
Where Am I Now? I currently work as a Legal Assistant at a Law Firm in Brooklyn, I am the liaison between my attorney, the supreme courts in the five boroughs and clients. I am also an apprentice at CO•OP, I joined to learn digital marketing skills. I have always been interested in the media industry and believe digital marketing is going to keep growing.
Where Am I Going? In the future I want to have a career where I am part of a team that is making a difference for people and companies. I love to help people and would like to help people develop their company brand online with my digital marketing skills.
- I can lead a team as well as work great as part of one.
- I can mediate and resolve tough situations.
- I can multitask efficiently, handling clients phones calls as well as their paperwork at the same time.
1 Learning Target
I will improve my analytical skills through the COOP workshops offers.
2 Companies I really admire and Why
I admire what Airbnb has accomplished by giving people an other option than staying at a hotel, hostal or couch surfing. It is an online marketplace that allows people to rent vacation homes, actually renting out a home can change the experience of a person visiting a different area. Before who would've thought that it would be this easy to find a temporary home while being away.
Groupon has given people a variety of deals to choose from, it is great for people who are on a budge but want to try new things. I like that this company offers activities, travel, goods and services locally and in different countries. I feel like it helps connect people to experience their communities and surrounding communities more.
Let me tell you about ...
Setting the stage. In 2014 I started a job as a secretary at Boyko & Associates, P.C. a personal injury law firm.
The beginning. After two weeks of starting the job the Legal Assistant that was training me quit. I was worried that I wouldn’t get the proper training I needed before her last two weeks.
The middle. The Legal Assistant finished training me on the secretarial duties and began training me on her assistant duties. I would be responsible of both positions until our office hired a new Legal Assistant. I took the best notes I could and asked all the questions I could related to her position and mine. For more than a month I handled the responsibility of two positions.
The End. I learned how to do all the closing paperwork for a case, handle the attorneys calendar so well and additional assistant duties that I was promoted to Legal Assistant. My office manager hired a new secretary instead and I had to train her.
Reflection. I learned to take better notes and to not be scared of asking questions. That every little question you ask is important even if it sounds like a silly thing, it's all about the big picture. I also learned that when you do your best others will notice.