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Executive Job Shadow. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Anaheim, CA CEO – Kevin Landry March 12 th and 13 th. By: Ryan Cox. New Horizons has over 300 locations in 80 different countries around the world.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
CEO – Kevin Landry
March 12th and 13th
By: Ryan Cox
New Horizons has over 300 locations in 80 different countries around the world.
Rebecca Bergstrom – Director of Marketing
Laura Noid – Director of Human Resources
Sybil Earl – VP of Operations
Anna Nursalim – Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Landry – Chief Executive Officer
In this meeting, they had a round table discussion on what was happening in their departments. Mr. Landry would chime in when he had an idea or something to tell them and they would write down everything he said. They also talked about how a recent member of their team decided to pursue another job and who they wanted to promote to the new Operations Manager. All of them agreed on Mr. Landry’s choice. The communication between the head of departments at New Horizons seems excellent and all of them really take into account what their coworkers have to say. I was curious why Mr. Landry choose all women as heads of the company, and when I asked him, his simple response was, “Ryan, I had no intention of it being that way, but they all are the hardest workers in the company and perform each and everyday to the highest standards.”
This experience was more than I ever expected and I am very thankful that I was able to job shadow Mr. Landry and start to understand how a CEO runs a company. Over the two days I shadowed him, I learned a wealth of knowledge that will help me when I enter the business world. He has a great grasp on business and how to run a company successfully, and his employees were very respectful towards myself and all of the others working there as well. You can only learn so much in the classroom about how to run a successful company. Actually experiencing the “real work world” is the best way to understand what you are getting yourself into. I hope when I graduate I can work my way up to running my own company as successfully as Mr. Landry is doing with New Horizons.
From this job shadow experience, I really have sealed what I want to do with my career. Becoming a CEO is something that I will work my way towards in my lifetime, but if Mr. Landry taught me one thing over those two days it was that nothing comes easy in life. You have to give your 110% effort at everything if you want to be successful and never give up or say something is to hard. I had goals of becoming a Chief Financial Officer, but after this experience and having long conversations with Kevin Landry about it, I really want to focus on the management aspect of a business. I appreciate the opportunity to job shadow Kevin Landry of New Horizons and recommend this to any student who wants to know what the real world of business really is about. A CEO does run a company and makes all of the tough decisions to try and make the company as successful as possible, but what really makes a great CEO is the vision that they have. What you can envision in the next five to ten years for your company is something all CEO’s should be seeking, and Mr. Landry does that well.Future Aspirations