Sales Development Rep, Paolo Arciaga Shares His Career Story
What was your very first job?
For my first job, I worked as an Administrative Assistant on campus at CSULA.
How did you find your first job?
I found this job through the career center at school. I walked in, looked at the job opportunities that didn’t require much experience and luckily enough, I got the job!
What was your most exciting/unique job?
My most unique job was being a Respite Worker during my undergrad days. It may have been the toughest job I’ve ever had, but the experience was paid in full through the relationships I built with the families and seeing the progress that my clients made through the tenure we had together.
What was your most unique or least favorite job duty?
My least favorite job duty was ensuring the cleanliness of incontinent clients after toileting when I was a respite worker.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, my dream was to own a record label and have my own clothing line. Many of my biggest inspirations are entrepreneurs in multiple industries like Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams. I was always motivated by the way they portrayed themselves through different types of art.
What did you go to school for?
I majored in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship.
Describe your career arc.
I started off as an Admin Assistant in college. To gain some outside experience, I became a Financial Consultant Intern for a year and a half. Once that finished, I got a new internship as a Student Intern at the ScholarShare Investment Board. During the latter half of my undergrad days, I became a Respite Worker for those with special needs. Fast forward a couple of years and I’m now an SDR with CareerArc.
What would you do if you could retire today?
If I could retire today, I’d definitely travel the world! Italy and Japan would be my first few stops. I just want to experience as many things the world has to offer with great company.
What brought you to CareerArc?
I was luckily referred by Victoria Simbol. I was introduced to her by my cousin, who was part of a club with Victoria during their days at CSULB. She mentioned CareerArc was hiring and felt strongly enough to refer me. I’m forever in her debt.
How do you like working here?
I’m fortunate enough to be able to wake up every morning and look forward to coming into work! CareerArc’s culture is like home away from home. The relationships I’ve built with the SDR team and other departments now feel like extended family. I’m blessed to be part of a company that consistently looks out for the betterment of its employees and their professional growth.