Tips for Achieving Success in Your Career

Andrea Sugden's TipsAndrea Sugden, a senior vice president at Adecco, leverages significant staffing-industry experience to connect talented job seekers with exciting employment opportunities. To help these individuals achieve success, Andrea Sugden’s company maintains an informative blog that explores a variety of issues facing employees.

Success depends on a number of factors beyond the central elements of hard work and passion. The best professionals care immensely about what they do and put their hearts into every task. Positivity, however, remains a major factor of success. Employees should offer solutions, not problems. The most successful professionals anticipate problems with thoroughly reasoned solutions. Other central elements include patience and confidence. People inevitably act in underhanded or obnoxious manners, and employees must meet such behavior with grace and rise above it with the confidence that people will come through when needed.

Andrea Sugden on achieving success

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Employees must also have fun on the job. Without proper balance, productivity can quickly wane. Fun can also prove productive. For example, learning about different products and services can offer a break from the task at hand while providing a fresh perspective.

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SPCA Tampa Bay Bowl-A-Thon

Andrea Sugden SPCAAndrea Sugden, a graduate of University of Tampa, currently serves as the senior vice president of national accounts for the global staffing firm Adecco. Andrea Sugden participates in a number of charities in the Tampa Bay area, including the Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

In the summer of 2013, SPCA Tampa Bay held its 10th annual Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the area’s in-need animals. The SPCA Bowl-A-Thon featured a three-game tournament as well as a full dinner buffet and fun drink specials. The event also featured the 3K Pet Walk kickoff party. It was the 23rd straight year for the popular charity walk. In the past, the SPCA 3K Pet Walk has raised more than $200,000 for homeless animals. A number of additional activities also took place at the Bowl-A-Thon, including Christmas in July. Bowl-A-Thon guests were encouraged to participate in a middle-of-the-year toy drive for that part of the event.

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The Sykes College of Business at Tampa

Andrea Sugden portraitAndrea Sugden has lived in Tampa Bay, Florida, since 1975. She graduated from the University of Tampa in 1993 with a degree in finance and business management. Andrea Sugden currently serves as the senior vice president of national accounts for Tampa-based Adecco, a global staffing firm.

Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa provides students with a wide variety of business courses and programs, ranging from bachelor’s degrees to certificate programs and graduate degrees. In addition to the business management and finance programs, Sykes College of Business offers specialty programs in international business, information and technology management, and economics. The college also features full-time and part-time MBA programs, as well as an Executive MBA degree that is tailored specifically to working business professionals. Students who graduate from Sykes College of Business can continue their business education at the school by selecting from post-graduate programs in non-profit management and many other fields.

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The SPCA and Baghdad Pups

Andrea Sugden of Tampa BayTampa Bay area resident, Andrea Sugden acts as senior vice president of sales at global staffing firm Adecco, where she oversees national account sales, supply and delivery solutions, and client implementation. Outside of her professional life, Andrea Sugden supports several charities, including the Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The SPCA specializes in protecting and rescuing animals in areas of conflict and disaster. The SPCA offers various programs, including Shelter Grants, Global Animal Medical Assistance, and Operation Baghdad Pups, that reduce animal suffering and abuse in the United States and worldwide.

Operation Baghdad Pups reunites service men and women in the United States with animals they befriended while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Troops often befriend local animals as a way to help them cope with the emotional hardships they endure. The SPCA coordinates the veterinary care and transportation technicalities that allow the owners and pets to be reunited once the owners return home.

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