Being at an agency with almost 600 employees was certainly eye-opening. I really enjoyed working in account management, because I was able to see projects from creative brief to keyline approval.
Amid the hundreds (which seemed like thousands) of emails, countless cups of coffee, and plenty of Ogilvy-isms, I learned what it was going to take to be successful after graduation.
As I headed back to the Florida heat just in time for my (last) first day of class, I thought how soon I would be in the “real world.” Here’s a list of things you can do during your senior year to make the impending reality of life after graduation less terrifying.
• Get involved with PRSSA. OK, so maybe I’m a little biased as a chapter president, but PRSSA is an invaluable opportunity for professional development. My team at Ogilvy told me that my involvement with UF PRSSA helped me stand out from the competition.
• Make sure you have that headlining item on your resume. Whether it’s a stellar internship, a part-time job during the school year or volunteer work you’re really passionate about, make sure you have something that stands out that you can talk about in an interview.