LaTeria Moses, ’12
Area Rental Manager, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
A 2012 graduate of the College’s accounting program, LaTeria Moses is currently area rental manager at Enterprise Holdings Inc., overseeing the operations of nine of the company’s locations and over 60 of its employees in Northern Louisiana and Arkansas. Read on to hear her story and see how the College of Business prepared her for a successful career.
What are your job responsibilities/duties?
My primary role is overseeing the operations of nine locations and over 60 employees in Northern Louisiana and Arkansas. I also interact with customers and accounts in depth to build lasting relationships in order to represent quality customer service.
What does a typical day look like?
My day varies from conducting branch visits and ensuring that all operations run in accordance to our company polices. I also build business relationships by marketing to body shops, corporate accounts, and dealerships. Employee Development plays an important role during my day with facilitating area/regional meetings, hosting various trainings, conducting interviews, ensuring quality customer service, and making sure that our product is accessible for our customers.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
That’s easy! The part that I enjoy the most is interacting with my family oriented staff of employees. I have an amazing team that helps each other through the best and worst of times. That makes taking care of our customers a much easier process.
What is the most difficult aspect of the job?
I learn from my mistakes to my accolades on a daily basis. The difficult part is balancing the two so that the next day I can accumulate more gains than loses. I try to keep mistakes to a minimum so that everything can run in a smooth and orderly manner.
What on-campus activities were you involved with? Where did you gain relevant experience?
I was involved in numerous activities such as The Society of Distinguished Black Women, Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, and Delta Sigma Theta. In those organizations, I held leadership positions that helped me with my managerial skills. Delta Sigma Pi helped me the most by harboring my networking skills which I constantly use in my current role.
How did your experience at Tech and the College of Business prepare you for your professional life? For this specific position?
Various events were held where companies, recruiters, and leaders of the community helped us with resumes, interview tips, and other tools to prepare us for life after college. It was at Tech that I became an intern for this very company that I’m currently employed with. Thank you, Louisiana Tech University for allowing companies to speak with students and give insights on their companies.
What advice do you have for students interested in this field?
My advice to future students would be to pick a certain aspect of this field that they particularly find interesting, and build off that. When you build from a direct approach, it allows you to see if this field of study is coherent with your goals. This will enable and entitle you to perhaps enjoy what you do while also making good money.
What is one thing that you know now that you wish you had known when you started in the field? When you graduated from the College?
One thing that I wish I had known is that your process of learning never stops. It continues on a daily basis that allows you to gain more knowledge with experience.