During my senior year at RIT I took a job with a small yet progressive company that produced multi-image slide presentations -- cutting edge technology at the time -- for the little business next-door, Eastman Kodak Company. Because it was a small firm with a huge responsibility, I quickly found myself handling every aspect of the projects from taking a call from Kodak's CEO to profit reporting. Later, I happily discovered that my job had an official title... "Project Manager".
That experience, from those early years, proved to be invaluable throughout my career. I loved project managing. 25 years later... I still do.