I'm an IT graduate, and last week I started an internship working in the IT department of a reasonably large non-IT related company.
During the course of my degree I learned about the 'hard' side of IT, programming and databases and that sort of thing. I also learned of the 'soft' side of IT; Agile, ITIL, etc...
So far I'm quite at a loss about exactly what a 'standard' day for an entry level person like me should be like. I understand what the managers do a little. They think of the broad picture of IT in the company and deal with selecting vendors and all that sort of thing. But I'm just a low level entrant; I can hardly be managing straight away surely, yet the implementation side of things isn't done in house. Our IT department is based solely around project management (well, apart from the server management people, but thats not me). So I really don't know where us low level IT people fit in.
My work so far hasn't been standard, lots of training and learning about the company. I really want to know where I can expect to be going though.
So, my question in a nutshell is this: What does a low level project manager do? Emphasis there on the low level. I'm not quite understanding how I can be a 'manager' but not a manager. Sorry for my English!