Adriana Ocampo

Corporate Auditor

The Boeing Company

Find me online:

“I work in Corporate Audit, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the company’s risk management.”

MY ROUTE:

The Curved Road

MY WORK LIFE:

Corporate Auditor

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of PROBLEM-SOLVING and the interests of TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

Depending on the audit I am working on, I have to travel to the location where the client is located. The past 8 months I have spent 90% of my time in Seattle, WA. My day starts meeting with my audit team, we review our plan for the day, hold scheduled meetings with the client, provide status to management and work on documenting the information gathered. My job requires flexibility & adaptability, analytical & problem solving, communications (verbal/written), time mgmt and leadership skills.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

At Boeing, our workforce must include top talent with hands-on experience; people who have a passion for technology and innovation; highest standards of performance, ethics and accountability; and an ability to think critically, adapt to change and collaborate with others in a complex environment.
The culture in our company encourages professional growth, learning and development with multiple career paths and opportunities to work alongside experts who teach and inspire.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Corporate Auditor

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - Industrial Engineering
  • Graduate - Business Administration and Management, General

What I studied STRONGLY RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Liceo Benalcazar, Cali Colombia
  • Undergraduate - University of Missouri-Columbia, Industrial Engineering
  • Graduate - Maryville University of Saint Louis, Business Administration and Management, General

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN COLLEGE

You need to find a mentor. For me, Boeing actually assigned me a mentor when I first joined the company, but you can find mentors as early as when you're in school. All you need to do is think about where you'd like to be in ten to fifteen years, then identify someone who's currently in that role, and seek them out for advice. I think that having mentors has been the most beneficial thing to my career: they believed in me and encouraged me to apply to new positions and to get new certifications.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MY PEERS

“We don't want you to succeed here.”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

I'd love to say "no, I've never experienced discouragement," but I'd be lying. As much as you stay focused on the positive, that noise will sometimes creep in. For me, the "noise" has come from few peers at work, but again, having a mentor has been immensely helpful. You're going to have people around you that want you to succeed and very few people that want to tear you down. Don't let the negativity discourage you. Execute flawlessly and let the results speak for themselves.

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