Bronco Spotlight: Jamie Doonan
Front Office Coordinator at RE/MAX Premier and Schellenberg Development Company
As the Front Office Coordinator with RE/MAX Premier, I maintain the daily office activities and process house closings within the Wichita, Kansas area. In addition, I promote RE/MAX Premier through social media endeavors and run monthly reports. I film and edit agent informational and biographical videos, and plan and coordinate events both inside and outside the office.
What's the most rewarding and the most challenging about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is how I have the opportunity to improve myself personally and professionally. Moving to another state was stressful, but my coworkers with RE/MAX Premier have allowed for me to grow in all of the areas I'm most interested in and have supported me with every step along the way. The most challenging part of my job has been learning about the real estate world, the home closing process, and how the agents, brokers, and developers work in coordination to build, sell, and promote the housing market.
What experiences impacted the choice of your career path?
Many of the classes in English writing, especially technical writing, helped me develop strong written communication skills, which definitely come in handy when I spend a large majority of my day sending emails, writing copy, and recording notes. Choosing a communication minor was definitely a great decision on my part because many of the classes I took stick with me today as I navigate my career path. Some communication classes helped me better understand how to develop strong work-related relationships, while others taught me how to communicate efficiently and effectively. A marketing internship with Eagle V Corporations helped me hone those skills together by providing me with the knowledge of the marketing world, video editing, and content creation that I use so much at my current job and will continue to do so in the future.
What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college?
Apply, apply, apply. Don't wait until you have the diploma in your hands - apply a few months before graduating, but don't apply too early. I found myself being denied jobs early on because they were in need of someone sooner. Don't be afraid to apply to something that might not be completely in your field. Apply to what feels right, and you'll find your way. I spent so long assuming I could only apply to certain jobs because of my major, but I found that many of my skills followed a greater range of careers than I expected.