Thank you to Alumni Bill Dowd who participated in our Undergraduate Seminar Series Friday! Mr. Dowd enlightened students by sharing the experiences of his challenging career path. Mr. Dowd always planned to use his Biology degree from the Mount to propel him straight into Medical School upon graduation. Unfortunately, his aspirations of Med School would come to a standstill as schools denied his application or put him on waiting lists that never seemed to be answered.
Like any other fellow Mountie, Bill Dowd was not going to let a little bump in the road ruin his future. Rising to the challenge Mr. Dowd ventured into pharmaceutical sales where he found a company that would give him a chance. With very minimal sales experience he relied on his biology degree from the Mount to give him an advantage he so desperately needed. He felt as if he "knew the language" that his customers needed to engage in; he would be able to answer the real questions about the things he was selling because it was his field of study and most importantly his passion. Once management realized Mr. Dowd's success in sales they offered him a sales trainer position.
This first promotion served as a key milestone and the motivational spring Mr. Dowd needed to catapult his career to the top. In pursuit to the top he decided to continue his education and get his master's degree in marketing. By constantly adding to his skill set and furthering his education, Mr. Dowd was able to become the CEO of Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG. Bill Dowd is a reminder to our students that sometimes the realities of life can sometimes be harsh but we can't let them stop us. We have to be willing and able to re-invent ourselves by adding skill sets and furthering our education so that we don't miss the opportunities to spring our careers to the top!
Once again we want to thank Alumni Bill Dowd for his insightful presentation in our Undergraduate Seminar Series! Remember to check out flyers, Facebook, and our calendar for upcoming events.