Joshua Campbell

Joshua CampbellPhilosophy & Business Management
Hometown: Howell, NJ

Describe your current job role:

I work for Hospital Couriers Corp., a medical logistics company that provides hospital systems with custom medical transportation and supply chain solutions. As an Implementation Manager, I work with all levels of management to refine operations in existing divisions, and establish brand new divisions in cities throughout the United States.

What professional experience(s) did you have prior to your current job role?

Although I didn’t have any full-time experience prior to this position, I worked at a variety of part-time positions while at PBA, including accounts payable, PBA SGA, and an RA with residence life.

What do you know now that you wish you had known about being a working professional?

Before starting my first full-time job I wish I knew the value of making timely decision and accomplishing tasks, even if I didn’t think they were perfect. While at school, it is always about studying and making sure you have the right answer when I got to the test. But in operations, sometimes the most important thing is simply making a decision so that things keep flowing. Sometimes there just is not enough time to make sure we have the best answer, but we put a solution in place otherwise operations become interrupted. Later there is time to reflect and improve, but being decisive carries great value, and is many times necessary.  

"Being decisive carries great value, and is many times necessary."

How did PBA prepare you for the world of work?

PBA gave me the opportunities to get involved in classes and activities that challenged me to work hard, think critically, and mange my time effectively. Through my interactions with professors and administration I learned that focusing on individuals and prioritizing my faith are important practices to incorporate into all aspects of life—family, work, and social—and ought to become life-long practices. 

What advice would you give to current PBA students and/or young alumni who are about to start their first professional full-time job?

Developing and actively practicing a love for learning is something to be enhanced in the workforce, not left behind at school once you graduate. PBA provides the opportunity to learn about the world through the eyes of great Christian thinkers who continually pondered the events happening around them. Entering the workforce is not an excuse to stop thinking deeply, but an opportunity to contemplate new experiences and compare it to what you’ve learned. It is all to unfortunate when students put down the books to start their careers, and fall out of the habit of learning. 

Have you been mentored by anyone in your professional field since entering the workforce? If so, what impact has that had on you?

Yes. Some of my supervisors have played a huge role in my professional life by helping me develop my strengths, and challenging me to embrace difficult situations that are common in the business world. They have given me the freedom to learn different aspects of the company, and witness what it’s like in the higher levels of management. I’ve be blessed that not only are my supervisors’ great mentors, but also share my Christian beliefs. They challenge me to grow in my faith, and we even have a weekly Bible study at the office.

 Spotlight posted in December 2017. For current updates from Joshua visit his LinkedIn page.