Launch Week started this past Friday with a kick-off guest speaker, Drew Butts. Drew a regional talent manager for Enterprise Holdings, has been involved in hiring over 10,000 people in his career. He knows what it takes to be successful in an internship, an interview, and on the job. By the way, Enterprise may be bigger than you think — it is the holding company for many recognized brands including Enterprise, National, and Alamo Rental agencies. Last year it had almost $20 billion (yes, with a b) in revenue and over 90,000 employees worldwide. It sits among the largest private companies in the world; if it were to go public (offering its stock on a public exchange), then it would be in the Fortune 500.
Drew explained that everyone is different and the key to success is to do more than just tolerate those differences; we have to understand and celebrate them! His first encounter with being different at work had to do with him being the only person in his team with a family. He had to learn how to tell people about it, and understand and appreciate those who did not have those responsibilities. Once he was able to do that, he had better relationships, which helped propel him into leadership roles.
Tippie Launch offers many opportunities to meet different people and learn new things. These events aren’t just for new admits to Tippie. Everyone is welcome. Don’t wait — take that step now: https://tippielaunchweek2016.sched.org.