What happens when your interests run in different directions? You excel at more than just one thing and that’s great. But how about honing in on the academic interest that can turn into a career one day?
Ella ran into this scenario. Together we brainstormed and pinpointed which of her interests could turn into more than a hobby. Social media was her answer. Based on what Ella had accomplished thus far and how she wanted to expand her skill set we matched her with our friends at Her Campus, the #1 media site for college women.
Ella spent her summer internship getting familiar with key influencers on different social media platforms and analyzing their messaging and audience in order to ultimately increase their visibility across the board. We had a chance to regroup with Ella at the end of her time at Her Campus and she let us know that ” I love the work environment. Everyone is very nice, the office is fun and relaxed. I like being in Boston, being able to walk to get lunch and see the city. My favorite part has been hearing from my supervisors about what their job entails, it affirms that I want to work in marketing.” What Ella learned at Her Campus was that marketing, more specifically social media, was something that both interests and challenges her. Two key ingredients for a promising career.
So… which of your many interests do you think could be the right path for you?
Now an account executive at Oracle, we met Evan (from Mt. Vernon, NY) when he was a junior at The School at Church Farm in Pennsylvania. Dr. Jabbawy met with Evan and his Mom who at the time was a VP of Marketing and Digital at Time, Inc. in NYC. Evan’s objective was to gain exposure to the field of marketing and digital media. We helped Evan create a resume and prepare for a workplace interview that emphasized his interest in graphic design as well as previous participation in DECA, the International Association of Marketing for students.
We matched Evan to Jane Creative, a mid-town NYC brand development and marketing agency where the office vibe was young and energetic. The Founder and CEO told us that Evan was a valuable addition to his staff and was responsible for much of the research for their clients.
Currently the Digital Title Product Manager at Vistaprint, Mike’s passion for graphic arts and marketing have been consistent throughout his career. When he was in high school, Mike told us he was interested in learning how a successful business is developed, and in particular, marketing and advertising. We matched Mike to BigFish, a Boston marketing and PR company. Their founder and Mike’s mentor is also a Professor of Media Relations at Emerson College.
Mike then parlayed that internship to a marketing internship with the New England Patriots. More internships followed as well as 6 years of promotions at Vistaprint.
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