e-mentor System Analyst

Your Name (optional): Mary Traynor

Male/female: Female

City: NYC

State/Province: NY

Country: USA

Industry: Toy Industry

Job: Systems Analyst

Company (Optional): Mattel


Masters Degree, Masters Degree in Computers

Training/experience required (years, other jobs):

10 Years IT Experience

Explain what you do:

Systems Analyst: Provide support on all in-house Business applications. Provide support to the creative teams, such as Engineering, Design and Packaging.

Why should kids choose your career path?

If you are a Systems Analyst it allows you to be versed in the Business and Technology.

What would you recommend career wise and how should kids approach/develop their preparation for a working life?

Go to college!

Lessons learned:If you started all over again what would you do differently?

Take High School more seriously.

A favorite anecdote, phrase, or expression relating to business that inspires you:

Carpe Diem “Seize the Day”

Other suggestions or relevant information you would communicate to kids regarding careers in general:

Work with your Guidance Counselor to investigate all potential career options.