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How did you get your start doing product manager work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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BP in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

74 months ago

Start out as an associate product manager. Or get an MBA or MS in Marketing.

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ML in Roslyn, New York

64 months ago

If you see what you do as "working on a product," and you find you have ideas for how to make it better or do new products, make some suggestions... you might be filling a real need.

It's a marketing job, I agree with BP get a degree in marketing.

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Bridget Kroetsch in Troy, Michigan

50 months ago

I am currently a junior at Ferris state university. I am looking for different internship opportunities focusing on Product Manager - hair products. I am wondering how to start gaining experience

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Bridget Kroetsch in Troy, Michigan

50 months ago

BP in Latrobe, Pennsylvania said: Start out as an associate product manager. Or get an MBA or MS in Marketing.

I think its really important into management. Some degree either a minor or major.
I am going a Business Administration Major with a marketing minor.

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Sandy in New York, New York

45 months ago

Host said: How did you get your start doing product manager work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

I had a cs degree in undergrad and started off as an engineer in my career. I quickly realized I'd rather be a product manager than a programmer, so I went to business school and now am a product manager. Having a technical background helps, but what's more important is having the communication skills, business-sense, and insatiable curiosity.

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Bridget Kroetsch in Big Rapids, Michigan

45 months ago

Thanks
I am looking for an internship with cosmetics or hair products - working with distributors.
Have any suggestions?

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