What is your current job?
While my degree is in advertising, it has always been my life long goal to be an actor and writer. I am happy to say that is what I get paid to do now.
What do you enjoy most about working in advertising?
While I don’t work in advertising per say, I still find many aspects of the advertising industry intriguing and enjoyable. To me, one of the most fascinating elements of advertising is understanding the psychology behind a campaign. It is clear that some campaigns work, and others do not. Understanding what is relatable and enjoyable to your target can make or break an entire campaign.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were looking for your first job?
Your college degree will get you in the door, but it’s your demeanor, personality, sense of humor, intelligence, and work ethic that will get you through subsequent doors.
How did your time at Temple prepare you for your career?
If you can survive the world of group projects, you can do ANYTHING.
Did you participate in Temple’s Ad Club (TAC), Diamond Edge Communications, National Student Advertising Competition, Study Abroad, or any other similar programs?
One regret that I have from my college experience is that I never studied abroad.
What types of internships did you have while you were in school?
I interned at various marketing departments of theater companies. This was a great was for me to merge my interests of writing and performing with advertising and social media.
What was the most important thing you learned during your time at Temple?
Decaf is a waste of money.
What advice would you give to current students?
All-nighters can almost always be avoided, but sometimes it’s okay to put things off until the end and let the pressure spark your creative engine (if you work best under pressure). Also, win the lottery and pay off your student loans right away.