Xpress Technologies consists of inspiring individuals who graduated from universities all over the map. We checked in with Tony Nixon-Houston, a Carrier Sales Representative, to learn about his journey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to Xpress Technologies, and hear his advice about life outside of graduation.
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and earned my Bachelor of Philosophy in August of 2021.
What kind of culture did you look for while you were on the job hunt?
I searched to find a place where work ethic determined success in the workplace. I wanted to be a part of a team that pushes itself to conquer goals each day, and I looked for an environment that was supportive and motivating.
What do you like most about working for a tech company?
The part I like most about working for a tech company is how often you communicate with so many people daily.
Who is your role model? Why?
My role model would have to be the ancient stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius. He was a man who faced incredible adversity and wielded great power though he never gave into temptation. He always encouraged himself to be a better human being because it was simply the right thing to do.
Has anything surprised you in life after graduation?
I have been doing things on my own for a while now, so I would say the only thing that surprises me is how fast time moves.We must live the best we can while we can.
Tell us your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is coming up with creative ways to accomplish goals.
Has anything/anyone significantly impacted the beginning of your career?
My team and my managers impact me significantly. Everyone is super helpful and very understanding.
If you could hop intoa time machine today, what advice would you give yourself before entering the workforce?
I would advise myself to find a place whereI feel comfortable exploring opportunities.
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