What’s it like to be an Orr Fellow at Angie’s List, the original Fellowship Host Company? The experienced is varied across their many Fellows, but for our Fellow of the Week, Flor Flores, that experience includes constantly learning and tapping in to the supportive community of Fellows around her! Read Flor’s story below.
What attracted you to Orr Fellowship and how are you using it to jumpstart or supplement your future career path?
Orr Fellowship was attractive because of the opportunity to better understand both what makes a business successful and how to be successful in business. I have always been inclined to work in law, but business acumen is valuable in any career. The network of first and second year fellows was also very appealing because I would not be alone in the transition.
What is your typical day like at your job, can you tell us a bit more about how work is going/what you’re doing?
I’m currently working in the sales operations department at Angie’s List where I report directly to the VP of Sales Strategy and Operations. I spend my day researching and analyzing current sales strategies and processes to later present the information and ideas for improvement to top level management.
What’s your favorite part of your job so far?
My favorite part of my job is meeting people from every area of the business. I enjoy learning about their projects and building cross-departmental relationships. I also love my mentor, Robin Fleming, the VP of Technology, who has become a life coach.
What is it like working at Angie’s List and having so many other Fellows and past-Fellows working around you?
It’s great because it makes the workplace feel like a community. Especially at a large company, knowing someone who works in sales, marketing, analytics, partnerships, legal, and beyond is a great way to learn how other departments work. All first years are paired with a 2nd year Fellow as our mentor, and those relationships are great for knowing that it’s okay to not know everything right away.
What’s something that you’d want someone who is considering applying for Orr Fellowship to know?
I would want someone who is considering applying to know that the Fellowship is a community where people care about your experience at work and about your experience as a young adult in a new city. It’s a unique opportunity for the transition to the workforce and life in general after college.