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MANAGER, FIRST PARTY RELATIONS: I Never Though I Would Be Working In Gaming

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Jameelah works as Manager for First Party Relations for Disney Interactive. She explains what her job is and what it entails, what a typical day looks like, and what she knows now about her career. Jameelah career path with Disney started when she interned for the company

Degree: Real Estate - Finance
Job Title: Manager, First Party Relations
Employer: Disney Interactive

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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<span m='10075'>who</span> <span m='10340'>are</span> <span m='10500'>Sony,</span> <span m='10830'>Microsoft,</span> <span m='11450'>and</span> <span m='11690'>Nintendo.</span> </p><p><span m='12115'>So</span> <span m='12540'>I</span> <span m='12880'>am</span> <span m='13475'>the</span> <span m='13760'>first point</span> <span m='13910'>of</span> <span m='13990'>contact</span> <span m='14510'>for,</span> <span m='14740'>I'd</span> <span m='14870'>say,</span> <span m='15420'>over</span> <span m='15740'>75%</span> <span m='16470'>of</span> <span m='16590'>the</span> <span m='16690'>business</span> <span m='16970'>that</span> <span m='17120'>gets</span> <span m='17390'>done.</span> <span m='18320'>So</span> <span m='18440'>I</span> <span m='18570'>work</span> <span m='18830'>with</span> <span m='18960'>our</span> <span m='19110'>legal</span> <span m='19460'>team.</span> <span m='19790'>I</span> <span m='19840'>work</span> <span m='20110'>with</span> <span m='20250'>Sony's</span> <span m='20640'>legal</span> <span m='20940'>team.</span> <span m='21250'>I work with</span> <span m='21680'>marketing,</span> <span m='22330'>production,</span> <span m='23360'>accounting,</span> <span m='23890'>finance.</span> <span m='24450'>I'm</span> <span m='24690'>all</span> <span m='24910'>over</span> <span m='25100'>the</span> <span m='25210'>place.</span> <span m='25500'>So</span> <span m='25630'>every day</span> <span m='26070'>is</span> <span m='26220'>completely</span> <span m='26680'>different</span> <span m='27030'>for</span> <span m='27140'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='27750'>I</span> <span m='28350'>actually</span> <span m='28920'>got</span> <span m='29140'>lucky.</span> <span m='29680'>I</span> <span m='29940'>graduated</span> <span m='30680'>with</span> <span m='30870'>a</span> <span m='30930'>degree</span> <span m='31270'>in</span> <span m='31360'>Finance</span> <span m='31840'>and</span> <span m='32080'>Real</span> <span m='32299'>Estate.</span> <span m='32560'>I</span> <span m='32759'>started</span> <span m='32990'>off</span> <span m='33200'>as</span> <span m='33460'>an</span> <span m='33640'>intern</span> <span m='33960'>with</span> <span m='34140'>Disney</span> <span m='34400'>Consumer</span> <span m='34870'>Products</span> <span m='35380'>in</span> <span m='35620'>their</span> <span m='36130'>Corporate</span> <span m='36460'>Finance</span> <span m='36900'>division.</span> </p><p><span m='38480'>9/11</span> <span m='39130'>happened.</span> <span m='39690'>There</span> <span m='39940'>were</span> <span m='41220'>hiring</span> <span m='41610'>freezes</span> <span m='42060'>everywhere.</span> <span m='42670'>So</span> <span m='42900'>it was</span> <span m='43060'>really</span> <span m='43290'>hard</span> <span m='43500'>for</span> <span m='43610'>me</span> <span m='43710'>to</span> <span m='43860'>transition</span> <span m='44460'>from</span> <span m='44670'>my</span> <span m='44820'>internship</span> <span m='45480'>into</span> <span m='45720'>a</span> <span m='45790'>full-time</span> <span m='46260'>job</span> <span m='46590'>anywhere,</span> <span m='48270'>not</span> <span m='48710'>just</span> <span m='48950'>within</span> <span m='49240'>Disney</span> <span m='49500'>Interactive.</span> <span m='50710'>So</span> <span m='51040'>a role</span> <span m='51290'>was</span> <span m='51420'>pretty</span> <span m='51920'>much</span> <span m='52140'>created</span> <span m='52560'>for</span> <span m='52690'>me</span> <span m='52920'>at</span> <span m='53090'>Disney</span> <span m='53340'>Interactive.</span> </p><p><span m='53660'>I</span> <span m='53980'>transitioned</span> <span m='54265'>there</span> <span m='54550'>into</span> <span m='54990'>Accounting</span> <span m='55490'>for</span> <span m='55780'>maybe</span> <span m='56220'>four</span> <span m='56440'>years.</span> <span m='57380'>And</span> <span m='57520'>then</span> <span m='57680'>this</span> <span m='57870'>role</span> <span m='58160'>opened</span> <span m='58490'>up.</span> <span m='58670'>And</span> <span m='58820'>I</span> <span m='58890'>was</span> <span m='59090'>pretty</span> <span m='59300'>much</span> <span m='59540'>hand-picked</span> <span m='59890'>for</span> <span m='60240'>this</span> <span m='60400'>role.</span> <span m='60720'>And</span> <span m='60870'>I</span> <span m='61060'>love</span> <span m='61290'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='61830'>No</span> <span m='62010'>one</span> <span m='62450'>does</span> <span m='62680'>what</span> <span m='62820'>I do.</span> <span m='63150'>I</span> <span m='63420'>love it.</span> <span m='63710'>And</span> <span m='63940'>I'm</span> <span m='64060'>in</span> <span m='64140'>the</span> <span m='64209'>middle</span> <span m='64500'>of</span> <span m='64709'>everything.</span> <span m='65300'>I</span> <span m='65400'>know</span> <span m='65750'>everything</span> <span m='66180'>that's</span> <span m='66400'>going</span> <span m='66690'>on.</span> <span m='67380'>I</span> <span m='67460'>love</span> <span m='67700'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='68060'>Well,</span> <span m='68500'>I</span> <span m='68950'>never</span> <span m='69420'>thought</span> <span m='69710'>I</span> <span m='69780'>would</span> <span m='69990'>work</span> <span m='70230'>in</span> <span m='70390'>gaming.</span> <span m='71090'>That</span> <span m='71370'>was</span> <span m='71670'>never</span> <span m='72060'>me.</span> <span m='72560'>I</span> <span m='72820'>wasn't</span> <span m='72950'>a</span> <span m='73100'>girly</span> <span m='73350'>girl.</span> <span m='73680'>But</span> <span m='73870'>I</span> <span m='73980'>just</span> <span m='74280'>wanted</span> <span m='74550'>to</span> <span m='74660'>be</span> <span m='74800'>a</span> <span m='74840'>businesswoman.</span> <span m='75670'>I</span> <span m='75730'>wanted</span> <span m='75930'>to</span> <span m='76640'>look</span> <span m='76990'>at</span> <span m='77070'>numbers</span> <span m='77500'>all</span> <span m='77770'>day.</span> <span m='78160'>I</span> <span m='78320'>never</span> <span m='79480'>thought</span> <span m='79830'>that</span> <span m='80180'>I</span> <span m='80500'>could</span> <span m='80720'>live</span> <span m='81130'>outside</span> <span m='81530'>of</span> <span m='81670'>numbers.</span> <span m='82180'>And</span> <span m='82510'>actually</span> <span m='82930'>being</span> <span m='83280'>away</span> <span m='83560'>from</span> <span m='83730'>numbers,</span> <span m='84140'>I</span> <span m='84290'>don't</span> <span m='84450'>think</span> <span m='84610'>I</span> <span m='84650'>want</span> <span m='84850'>to</span> <span m='84900'>go</span> <span m='85050'>back.</span> </p><p><span m='87240'>I'd</span> <span m='87390'>say,</span> <span m='87910'>do</span> <span m='88310'>it.</span> <span m='88910'>Go</span> <span m='89070'>for</span> <span m='89240'>the</span> <span m='89340'>goal.</span> <span m='89650'>Go</span> <span m='89810'>for</span> <span m='90080'>your dream.</span> <span m='90310'>But</span> <span m='90430'>be open</span> <span m='90950'>because</span> <span m='91260'>you</span> <span m='91390'>never</span> <span m='91800'>know</span> <span m='92410'>where</span> <span m='92580'>your</span> <span m='92730'>path</span> <span m='93040'>may</span> <span m='93170'>take</span> <span m='93490'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='94140'>Where</span> <span m='94280'>your</span> <span m='94790'>eyes</span> <span m='95420'>are</span> <span m='95650'>set,</span> <span m='96280'>what</span> <span m='96450'>you</span> <span m='96580'>think</span> <span m='96800'>is</span> <span m='96950'>planned</span> <span m='97210'>for</span> <span m='97310'>you,</span> <span m='97470'>may</span> <span m='97620'>not</span> <span m='97840'>be</span> <span m='98060'>the</span> <span m='98180'>ultimate</span> <span m='98600'>plan.</span> <span m='98940'>It</span> <span m='99060'>may</span> <span m='99190'>not</span> <span m='99400'>be</span> <span m='99520'>what's</span> <span m='99720'>right</span> <span m='99950'>for</span> <span m='100030'>you.</span> <span m='100480'>And</span> <span m='100650'>you</span> <span m='100740'>may</span> <span m='100890'>not</span> <span m='101110'>be</span> <span m='101210'>happy</span> <span m='101530'>doing</span> <span m='101850'>it.</span> <span m='102080'>So</span> <span m='102270'>stay</span> <span m='102620'>open.</span> <span m='103300'>Always</span> <span m='103770'>look</span> <span m='103890'>for</span> <span m='104030'>new</span> <span m='104160'>opportunities.</span> <span m='104960'>And</span> <span m='105060'>just</span> <span m='105240'>try</span> <span m='105540'>it.</span> <span m='105870'>Especially</span> <span m='106340'>when</span> <span m='106490'>you're</span> <span m='106630'>young,</span> <span m='106950'>just</span> <span m='107380'>try</span> <span m='107680'>it.</span> 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