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3059. “I don’t know if it’s from being in restaurants, bartending or being from a different country. I don’t know what it is.” Born and raised in the southern part of Albania, Ardita Balilaj moved with her family to Philadelphia when she was 13 years old and has since been using her emotional intelligence to achieve success. Because she didn’t know anyone at first, she actually started learning Spanish before English because she’d watch hours of soap operas each day. Eventually, though, she settled into the area, did well in school, and got accepted to @drexeluniv. There, she studied Finance, worked as a bartender and gained professional experience by working for the insurance company, ACE Group, during her co-op program. Though she started by making payment collections, Ardita had a skill for asking “Why” and “How” questions and therefore moved into the audit group for her future co-op and into her full-time career. She also had a skill for running reports, though, and as a result soon discovered that being an underwriter seemed like a more profitable career path. Wanting to move into the underwriting side, Ardita identified the leaders in that area of the company and requested time on their calendars to learn more about their roles. Fortunately, one of those people took a chance on Ardita and vouched for her to get an underwriting position. She’s since been working as an underwriter (now for a different company), and though she’s become much more risk-averse as a result, she’s enjoyed the opportunities she’s created for herself in life. Thanks to her career, Ardita is able to satisfy her passion for travel and is also able to start making real estate investments, something she plans to learn more about going forward! So nice to meet you, @dita 08! #10kfriends#nyc#fidi#albania#philly#emotionalintelligence#drexel#finance#insurance#underwriting#travel#realestate#investing#meetingpeople
How we met: Ardita heard about my project via one of her friends from Philly and then DM’ed me to meet! ...
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