My First Job: Elton Calhoun
Feb. 25, 2012 at midnight
Updated Feb. 24, 2012 at 8:25 p.m.
• Name: Elton Calhoun
• Age: 66
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Owner and president of Regional Steel Products
• First job: I worked as an assistant to a mechanical engineer during my junior year of college.
• What it taught me: It was a great opportunity to learn what goes on day-to-day in a department like that. I got first-hand experience and did a study looking into the life expectancy of road equipment.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.