Winston has more than 25 years of experience in the project management industry. She has traveled world-wide giving lectures and gained knowledge of ethics, work patterns and negotiation styles.
Project management is a field that applies to any industry, Winston said. Project managers can work almost anywhere. Ive traveled, worked and lectured in over 30 countries around the world.
Winston has been involved with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a fellow, chairman and board director. She also serves as a consultant for private, public and nonprofit organizations.
Because of what Im learning in the business department and listening to Rebecca Winston speak, Im discovering I have an interest in pursuing project management as a career, said Kyndal Bogard, a business administration major. I appreciate the opportunities to learn from industry leaders with real-world experience.
Winston shared numerous stories of her experiences in the industry and gave the students advise about how networking and volunteering are important for getting a job, growing in the industry and gaining vital experience.
Its a thrill to mentor young people throughout their growing careers and a wonderful way for me to give back, Winston said. Its important they learn to create their own opportunities by asking lots of questions, networking and going after what they want.