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  • How to be more employable and figure out a side of the industry that’s for me?

    Jessica created 1 week ago 0 Member · 1 Post
  • Jessica

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    October 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Hi guys, so I recently started my senior year of college studying advertising and I’ll be graduating in May 2020 after 3 years. I’d like some advice on what to do this school year and post-grad, and I know there are a million posts like this but I’m still feeling pretty lost. I’m having trouble figuring out what I want to do in the industry. I wanted to be an Art Director since high school up until very recently; I realized I’m just not creative enough to be one and I can’t afford portfolio school. So how do I decide what side of advertising to go into post-grad and what kind of internships/jobs to apply for? Right now, I work as a Marketing Assistant for my school where I design posters and update the website; I’m looking for a different job but most of the other advertising/marketing positions at my school are graphic design-based too, which is what I want to avoid since I’ve already done so much of it. I think digital marketing is interesting and I’m having trouble finding any local places hiring for that, but I’m bought one of those online course bundles to learn more about it. I have two positions in my school’s American Advertising Federation chapter—as an Art Director in a student-run ad agency and as a Media team member for NSAC. In November I’ll be traveling with AAF to NYC to visit agencies and go to the Student Advertising Career Conference, and I might be going to Seattle/Portland on a class trip in the spring to visit agencies. I messaged a local marketing agency asking if they’re looking for any unpaid interns/workers too, but they haven’t responded. So besides that, what else can I do? I need to have an internship or job after I graduate, but I know I’m not very employable right now and I’m really nervous about my future. Thanks, and any advice is appreciated 🙂 – by hq overview tlovewutwut – –

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