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PROGRAM MANAGER: Corporate is a Unique Place

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Will is a Program Manager for EMC. Will describes what he does on a daily basis and his educational path. Will explains how helpful it is if you knew how corporate culture worked.

School: Babson College
Degree: Marketing
Job Title: Program Manager
Employer: EMC

Job Summary: Marketing Managers

Job Description

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; purchasing agents; buyers; or product, advertising, promotions, or public relations specialists.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Organizational skills

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m='13160'>to</span> <span m='14380'>product</span> <span m='14730'>launches,</span> <span m='15230'>trade</span> <span m='15450'>shows,</span> <span m='15950'>and</span> <span m='16270'>things</span> <span m='16430'>like</span> <span m='16540'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='17470'>So</span> <span m='17580'>I'm</span> <span m='18070'>actually</span> <span m='20010'>doing</span> <span m='20360'>my MBA</span> <span m='20830'>right</span> <span m='21020'>now,</span> <span m='21820'>finishing</span> <span m='22180'>up</span> <span m='23010'>in</span> <span m='23130'>November</span> <span m='24080'>my</span> <span m='24390'>MBA at</span> <span m='24720'>Babson</span> <span m='25950'>in</span> <span m='26080'>Boston.</span> <span m='27520'>And</span> <span m='27690'>I</span> <span m='27960'>had</span> <span m='28130'>a</span> <span m='28170'>business</span> <span m='28470'>background</span> <span m='29030'>as</span> <span m='29250'>an</span> <span m='29320'>undergrad</span> <span m='30170'>in</span> <span m='30300'>marketing.</span> </p><p><span m='32290'>So</span> <span m='33850'>joined</span> <span m='34730'>EMC</span> <span m='35670'>about</span> <span m='35890'>six</span> <span m='36060'>years</span> <span m='36260'>ago</span> <span m='36630'>in</span> <span m='36840'>their</span> <span m='37120'>marketing</span> <span m='37740'>research</span> <span m='38100'>development</span> <span m='39350'>team.</span> <span m='40420'>So</span> <span m='40470'>started</span> <span m='40880'>in</span> <span m='41300'>a</span> <span m='41360'>leadership</span> <span m='41740'>path</span> <span m='42730'>that</span> <span m='42970'>has</span> <span m='44130'>helped</span> <span m='45590'>get</span> <span m='45840'>me to</span> <span m='45910'>this</span> <span m='46070'>point</span> <span m='46370'>and</span> <span m='46840'>helped</span> <span m='47770'>start</span> <span m='48400'>an MBA</span> <span m='48720'>career</span> <span m='49100'>where</span> <span m='50020'>hopefully</span> <span m='51130'>after</span> <span m='51410'>getting</span> <span m='51540'>my</span> <span m='51790'>MBA,</span> <span m='52140'>I'll</span> <span m='52530'>be</span> <span m='52850'>on</span> <span m='52970'>a</span> <span m='53180'>more</span> <span m='53440'>fast</span> <span m='53700'>track</span> <span m='53940'>management</span> <span m='54300'>track</span> <span m='54760'>as</span> <span m='54850'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='55640'>What do I</span> <span m='55740'>wish</span> <span m='56100'>I</span> <span m='56160'>knew</span> <span m='56670'>when</span> <span m='56800'>I</span> <span m='56870'>started</span> <span m='57250'>my</span> <span m='57350'>career?</span> <span m='57820'>I</span> <span m='57890'>guess</span> <span m='60400'>just</span> <span m='60870'>understanding</span> <span m='61380'>how</span> <span m='61720'>corporate</span> <span m='61980'>culture</span> <span m='62280'>works,</span> <span m='62690'>and</span> <span 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