I am in my final year of college and I’m realizing that as graduation approaches, I’m needing to prepare to start my story. My education at Drake University has taught me a lot about doing research, performing ethically and innovatively, how to write a brief, and how to strategize. Drake University has taught me that as a young professional, my individual brand is something that can’t be replicated by anyone else. My education has also taught me that my education is useless without a clear insight into what I want to do and a passion for my job.
As I sit here telling you about the beginning of my story, it may seem that I am bashing the schooling that my parents and I are paying heavily for; that is not the case. Drake University has taught me that to be successful, I have to be completely honest with myself in what I want for my future. I know without a doubt my career will have its ups and downs, its back and forths, and its joys and trials; I also know to fulfill my passion of branding, PR, and Advertising, my career will involve my need to engage my audience in a story.
My goal in the next year is to find an agency that fills me with passion and excitement, to find an entry-level position where I can wake up each morning and get excited to go in to work, and where I can use my creative skills and my love of a story to bring in more audience members for the agency. I believe with the passion I strive to have in all of my work, I can find a company that allows personal and professional development and that will allow me to do great work for great people.
So, here I am, out in the open, completely honest and straightforward about what I want to find and what I am looking for. I want to find other people who are passionate about what they do and work with them to further advance brands and companies in their endeavors. Now, all I need to do is find a job where I can continue my story.