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Laetitia Eleanor Sobiesuo

An Eye for Details

ppp Job Title:
Institutional Records Analyst

College of Charleston

MPA; Public Administration; 2006
College of Charleston

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What do you enjoy about your job? What aspects of your job are the most exciting or interesting?
[I recognize] the importance of good records management of whatever I do. [I enjoy] analyzing the State of South Carolina Department of Archives and History recordkeeping/management guidelines and implementing them in the College of Charleston system, and meeting and training departmental records keepers on the importance of records retention and the legal ramifications of doing so.

Why did you choose to pursue an MPA/MPP degree?
I pursued an MPA degree to learn more about how to be a good public administrator and to enhance all necessary administrative skills [such as] communicating, managing, leading, and inspiring other personnel I work with or supervise.

How did you select your graduate school?
In my case, I was already working in the College of Charleston when I decided to go back to school. College of Charleston, [which is] a very good academic school in the state, was a natural choice. When choosing a school, first determine what graduate degree you want to pursue, then look at as many schools as possible that offer that graduate degree. Compare their academic standings in the field to other schools and determine which environment most suits you and go for it.

How do you feel your MPA/MPP is helping you to make a difference?
My MPA degree has given me tremendous confidence in my job, and it makes me feel like there is nothing that I can not do right now. I am never in want of a solution of any problem that passes my desk. Although my solutions may not be the absolute best, I always have one to offer for each problem. I feel like I have acquired the proper tools from the MPA program to solve any problem. With two kids in college and one at home, and working full-time, I am certainly proud of getting my MPA degree in my 50s.

How would you characterize your personality?
* Teacher * Persistent * Organized * Committed * Detail-oriented * Independent * Driven * Analytical * Service-oriented *

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