Career Services Advisor – Automotive – Albuquerque Campus
“Determine a motivation to succeed in an environment that will not be obsolete, and know that hard work in any field will be your product for a wanted result.” – Gene Martinez
Get to know Gene…
Gene brings 25 years of leadership development, employee relations and career advising to the Albuquerque campus. He specializes in customized employee services based around the needs of the student.
What is it about this career field you enjoy so much?
I’m an advocate of making lots of resources available for a job search – not just what’s available inside a school but outside of it. I believe each student deserves a tailored job search to meet his or her needs. The bottom line is I have a mind set for helping, promoting vocational development, and encouraging professional advocacy so that a student finds career success.
What would you tell a student who was on the fence about enrolling at IntelliTec?
Know what specifically drives you in order to choose a career that will have relevance today and well into the future. Then ask yourself, “Are you playing to win or are you playing not to lose?” If it’s to win, then make the winning decision to go back to school to get the training you need.
If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students in your department, what would it be
Understanding the customer’s situation-customer needs is usually self-explanatory, at least on a basic level. What is essential, though, is that you allow the customer (who can be anyone) to communicate their needs to you rather than attempting to tell them what they need.
What life or career advice would you offer to students about to graduate?
Always do your best, compete fairly, demonstrate the ability you have to recognize your behaviors, moods, and impulses, and to manage them best according to the situation. Define and practice self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy.