Describe your job search process. What were some challenges you faced or things you learned from the experience?
When I initially looked for a position within a marketing or advertising firm, all of them seemed to be far from campus, on the outskirts of town, and I didn't have any connections to the firm. It was not until I looked into the internships through The Career Center that I found more relevant internships where I actually knew people who had previously worked with them.
If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your part-time job, what were they? How did they support your application process?
I used the Experience Recognition Program (ERP) to give more structure to my experience that really helped me to evaluate my goals for the internship and what I really wanted to gain from the experience.
What are some takeaways from your part-time job? How will these help prepare you for the next step after graduation?
I learned to be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign, all three of which are heavily used in the marketing field to help sell and market products successfully. These skills will definitely come in handy after graduation as they are all extremely useful skills in the field that will make me more marketable to any employer.
What advice do you have for students currently launching a part-time job search?
Check in with some of your friends and peers before searching random websites online for internships and part-time jobs. Often times your friends know of opportunities through their own involvements that are great experiences to engage with. And don't be afraid to serve in an unpaid internship for a semester, most times they'll offer you a paid position after they see how great you're doing!
"Through my part-time job, I learned skills that will make me more marketable to employers in my field."
Major: International Affairs, Class of 2019
Company/Organization: FSU Division of Student Affairs Marketing