SEEING THINGS THROUGHFROM CONCEPT TO CREATION
..and, appropriately, keep it moving
The skills that I have developed from my leadership studies, work experience, entrepreneurial and volunteer activities support the tagline: proven, innovative professional in higher education and self-motivated entrepreneur.
By allowing me to work with diverse groups of people including freshman students, faculty, and college administration, my experience in the accounts receivable and accounts payable offices at Lehman College has given me indispensable knowledge of customer service and higher education.
I’ve communicated with the Department of Education when managing our third party billing for the programs; coordinated with our institution’s collection agencies, successfully reducing our receivables; and prepared information for our division’s monthly performance metrics reports in which we consistently performed the highest.
Using my strong expertise in Excel, I have created user friendly, accounting-related templates as well as a standardized billing system using appropriately merged queries. The user-friendly interface of such a complex system was used as a considerable time-saving measure in a vastly improved work-flow efficiency.
My community service activities has also helped me further develop self-awareness and is instrumental in the shaping of my identity. I strive to improve the communities to which I belong. In keeping with my identity, I have established a networking platform – Eritrean Diaspora Entertainment Network (EDEN) – to promote collaboration and, ultimately, success of small businesses.
As a Organizational Leadership graduate student (pre-pandemic), I have been able to further develop and strengthen my leadership skills. The two most important character traits that I am proud of are: an eagerness to problem solve and a propensity to provide knowledge towards achieving a shared goal. In short: I’m good at learning, practicing and sharing knowledge.
Coursework that I have taken, along with valuable insight from an extensive network that I have developed with EDEN as well as at Lehman College’s state of the art Multimedia Center, Lehman Stages and BronxNet has helped me be well-rounded in the knowledge of the film industry.