Bronco Spotlight: Andrew Lawlor
Account Executive at Total Quality Logistics
TQL is the 2nd-largest third-party logistics provider where we pride ourselves in supporting our customers’ needs above and beyond at all hours of the day. I’m given the opportunity to reach out to companies across the nation to understand and improve their logistics situation, with help of TQL internal technologies.
What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging and rewarding part of my job is to be constantly pushed outside of my comfort zone, and to consistently grind for a fruitful career. Logistics may not be glamorous, or easy to master, but I realize that through dedication, it can be something special to myself and those impacted by my services.
What activities, resources, or people helped you prepare for your career?
Being involved in three different organizations throughout my college career impacted my career choice and life, greatly. From freshman year, I decided to involve myself in one organization that promoted social well-being, one for the business professional aspect and also one that promotes mental health for myself and my peers. Not only were these three organizations able to guide me in three very important sectors of my life, but they became three pillars to which I decided to pursue my career, my future and current living situation. In all, join as many organizations as you can - diversify yourself and you’ll find that there is nothing better on campus
What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college?
My advice for those looking for their first career job after college is to pick a place that makes you happy, not makes you the most money. The money will come with experience, but if you dread your job and living situation the first few years after you graduate, this will create such an unhappy circumstance and pillar for the future. Find the experience and grind every day to find that sense of fulfillment.