Hometown: Springfield, MO
I am an account manager at Facebook. Basically, my role is to consult and advise 60 different advertisers on the best way to invest their money in Facebook advertising. I love this role because I get to help small and medium size businesses grow and achieve their business objectives.
Prior to coming to Facebook, I was a program manager for a global partner program at Microsoft via Bridge Partners Consulting. During my time at PBA, I held internships with Microsoft, Dell, and Red Bull.
I wish I had known that the biggest way to succeed is by crushing whatever role you are currently in. Everyone wants to take on more projects and responsibilities, but it will be much harder to grow within the company if you do not conquer the core role you are in.
"There are always lessons to be learned in every situation, whether the situation is good or bad."
One of the biggest ways PBA helped me succeed was molding me into the person I am today. The Supper’s Honors program gave me a deep perspective into the thousands of years of philosophical, political, and foundational thought that help me better connect and relate to people around me. My worldview has allowed me to quickly connect with others and understand their thoughts, which is an invaluable trait in the business world.
Be content with where you are currently at. I have found that opportunities present themselves often. However, if you are not happy with what you are currently doing, it hinders your ability to grow as a person and as a professional. There are always lessons to be learned in every situation, whether the situation is good or bad. I did not enjoy all of my work experiences during my time at PBA, but I kept a positive attitude, which led me to soak in as much information and skills as possible. That experience has helped me tremendously in my current role.
I am not currently being mentored. As I mentioned above, it is super important to succeed in your core role first and then look for mentors to help take you to the next level. Over the course of this year, I will be seeking both mentors inside of my company and outside of my company to help me grow as a professional and individual.
Spotlight posted in April 2018. For more information about Hunter, visit his LinkedIn page.