You Mean My Duke Degree Doesn't Automatically Get Me My Drea

by SixFigureStart | November 18, 2009

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The majority of my professional experiences have been in various marketing capacities, and I thought that was it for me. I thought I figured out what I was going to do for the rest of my life by the time I was 20. And then I didn’t get a job in it, despite my internships, despite my networking, despite that Duke degree, so after months of searching, I took a position casting a reality show for MTV. And I loved meeting people, thinking creatively, not working traditional hours, and just getting out there. It was the thrill of being social, of outside the box thinking, of creating something tangible each and every day (a tape, filled with all the audition tapes I filled in the candidates’ homes) and the ability to see what I helped to create on television.

When that wrapped, I took a New Media marketing position, but swore to myself that it was the final test — was it marketing, or was it something more creative. While I remain passionately interested in creative marketing, specifically web viral campaigns, especially for music and entertainment, I’ve realized how much I love the creative process that was in my previous position. At my most recent position, many of my earliest responsibilities were to maintain a list of music blogs and blogger contact information. I turned a brief thing, into a daily occurrence — filling my Google reader with blogs and online news sources on everything, but most notably music and entertainment. And I realized - THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO. [Read More]

--Posted by Catherine Fuentes, via The 405 Club

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