Bring On The Real World
Okay, is it me or is this real-world stuff hard? Here’s the deal. I’m not a writer… but you can’t be great at something without taking a cold hard look at it and doing something about it. So, for me, it’s writing. You’ve been warned, but also you’re part of my writing journey, so thank you for reading along through all of my grammatical misfortunes. My colleagues in the writing field, look away. I mean, I can ‘write’, but am I the best writer ever? No. However, I digress, you’re here for Marketing!
I want to share it all! The good. The bad. The ugly. I wish I could say there’s more good than ugly, but let’s be real, we’re talking about life here. I want to walk you through my journey into the Marketing world. You know how to overcome getting laid off twice, ouch…but overcoming what every creator goes through, IMPOSTER SYNDROME! Let’s be real, I still struggle with this b***h daily.
Let’s start from the beginning, my internship with a start-up company in Austin, Texas. I applied like many Millenials, on Indeed. I uploaded my resume and wrote a compelling, ‘Why should you be hired for this job’ and completed the assignment after passing the first interview. Whooo! Now, did I learn a lot? Yes. Did I learn a little bit more about the tech industry and actually learning to make something out of nothing? Yes. But, was I doing things that I was going to school for? No, eh kinda.
See while I was going to school, my degree was in Public Relations and Communications. Why did I choose PR? Honestly, I wanted to go to school for Marketing, but those business courses, yeah no. I wasn’t about to struggle bus my way through another calculus class. I chose PR because of my background in customer service. I know what makes a successful business continue to run, even in a pandemic – customers!
“Well, that’s just good PR!”
First lesson kiddies, your first job probably won’t be what you went to school for. I rather you hear it from me, here, and now. And, if your one of those lucky few who actually did go into a job that you went to school for, congratulations!
Here’s one of your many lessons, get off your high horse and be flexible with your internships. Some will be great, but some will just be there for connections and street cred for your resume.