Monday, September 15, 2014

Post-College Full-Time Employment

I'm excited to report that my 14-month-long copywriting internship is ending and I am starting work as a full-time employee next week! I'm excited to report it especially because between July 31st and September 5th I was worried I would have neither a job nor an internship come the end of October.

You see, on July 31st the place that I internship at told me that, due to a new recent hire, the entire department is changing direction and I would no longer be needed. I felt like I was being strung along for months (the date that they said they would make a decision kept getting pushed further away, and they had been implying since the beginning that this internship would likely turn into a full-time position) and was ultimately let down, but they did the incredibly unnecessary but infinitely valuable deed of giving me 90 days notice and offering help in any way they could for me to find employment elsewhere.

In short, I had three months to find a job or I would face unemployment; something I haven't known since I was 15 years old. I took to looking at career websites and updating my résumé and portfolio the very next day, and in the end I was lucky enough to find employment at a different company doing exactly what it is I went to college and had the internship for. I gave my internship two weeks notice that my last day would be Friday, September 19th so I could begin my new job the following monday.

For the most part everyone at my internship has been happy for me, and I'm quite excited myself. I'm excited to be able to take the experience I've gained and apply it somewhere new, and I'm especially excited to be given a fresh start.

Looks like my college education finally starts to pay off on September 22nd.