Sounds pretty logical so far, right? Not so fast. My work study job wasn’t with US Bank or Evergreen as you might assume. My work study job was at the Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in the zoological department thus I spent the next ten years of my life as a zookeeper. See, you really can do anything with an IPE degree!
While they were a very fun and exciting ten years, scooping up elephant dung with a shovel and training tigers to lay down on que slowly started to lose its charm. So, at the end of 2006 I decided it was time to try a new career and went back to my IPE roots for inspiration. Because I always had an interest in international trade, my goal was to work for one of the shipping lines or one of the ports here in
So you might be wondering, what is an Assistant Operations Manager and who ever heard of APM Terminals? Excellent question! Well APM Terminals is a division of Maersk, the largest shipping line in the world. APM Terminals operates the terminals where the container ships dock. Our job is to organize the unloading and reloading of the vessels when they come into the port. There are several terminal operators within the
While it’s only been six months I am very happy with my new job and am having a great time learning something new. At times I still feel a little out of my element amongst the giant cranes and speeding trucks but I’m starting to get used to it. Heck, I don’t even miss my shovel anymore.