With so much of today’s economy focused on online commerce, a great way to stay ahead in business is to know how both computers and the business world work. Roberto Mejia talks about his original background in computer science and how that led to his successful career in online marketing.
What degree program did you study?
“My original degree was computer science, but I ended up graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing.”
What does your current job entail?
“I currently work as a VP of Search & Technology for Zizinya Web Solutions, an internet marketing agency. My current job entails marketing client websites through inbound marketing and other internet marketing techniques, and I also take care of all programming and development projects and maintaining the websites.”
Do you feel your education prepared you for your current role?
“My education is perfect for my job because I had education in both programming and marketing. My job requires both of these largely different areas of education.”
Have you participated in any form of continuing education?
“In technology, continuing education is always necessary. I don’t take any courses, but I am always educating myself in the new developments and new techniques in the industry through webinars, articles and industry conferences.”
Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career?
“The best advice I can offer to someone wanting to pursue a career in internet marketing or programming is to start learning everything you can about the industry, and do some work to build up your resume. Hiring managers in the industry want to see experience and results, so start by doing a few projects to get some experience on your resume.”
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.