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Houston Company Encourages Employees To Continue Their Education

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The Houston business sector is expanding into a global enterprise with the advent of e-commerce. Kris Decker of Blinds.com shares her experience with her business education and what it is like to work at a company specializing in online retail.

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(Photo Courtesy of Kris Decker)

What degree program did you study?

“I received my Bachelor’s in Global Business with a concentration in International Management from Regent University in Virginia.”

What does your current position entail?

As an account manager, I oversee our business partnerships and internal special projects. This means that I get to be involved in every aspect of running a website and work with people from multiple departments to get an initiative done. It requires technical, business and design skills – as well as great communication and project management.”

Do you feel your education prepared you for your current role?

“Yes, my education gave me many of the tools I needed for success. In the quickly changing landscape of online retail, the project management skills I learned in school have turned out to be more applicable than any learning from a textbook.”

Have you participated in any form of continuing education since beginning this position?

“I am lucky enough to work for a company that strongly encourages personal growth. To this end, I’ve attended a number of conferences to further my education and have experienced a lot of cross-training with my co-workers. However, I also take it upon myself to keep up with what is happening in my industry. I am always reading books, blogs and articles to educate myself and continuously improve.”

Do you have any advice for people who would be interested in pursuing a similar career?

“My advice would be to be as well-rounded as possible – both as an employee and as a person. Just because your job description doesn’t list a certain skill doesn’t mean that you cannot learn it and be better because of it. Read, learn, train and grow. You’ll be surprised where you’ll end up!”

Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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