Alumnae Spotlight – November 2016

November’s Alumnae Spotlight highlights what our soror, Simmy Bhargava, from the Beta Line of Omicron Chapter is currently up to! Read about her career and the advice she has to share!

What are you doing today and how did joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. prepare you for this?

I am working as a Content Manager doing content marketing at a large media agency. Content marketing is essentially the process of creating high-quality, valuable content to attract, inform, and engage an audience, while also promoting your brand. KPhiG definitely prepared me for this because I was taught how to be a leader, a professional, and a team player.

What are your biggest challenges and struggles?

The biggest struggle for me is the learning curve that I have experienced with this new job. I came from a Digital Marketing background and needed to apply those skills to a more creative & strategic position. Although it has been tough, it is very rewarding to know that I am able to bring something different to the table when being compared to others who may have applied for the position.

What is your favorite part of your position/career/field?

I love that I am able to be creative and analytical at the same time. Every day at the job is different and things are constantly moving and changing, which keeps me on my toes. I also thoroughly enjoy the production side of content and attending shoots.

What is your work/life balance?

I work an average of 10 hours per day, but I still make time to have my own life. I feel that it is very important to not let your job run your life and I make sure to work hard, but play harder!

What do you perceive are the benefits of joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.?

Joining Kappa Phi Gamma has definitely benefitted my life in multiple aspects. Not only did I make amazing friends, but I was able to grow as a person and learn so much about myself. I have been extremely active in the Sorority since I crossed in 2011 and I wouldn’t change that for the world.

What advice do you have for women that are attempting to follow your career path?

The best advice I can give is to really dive into your work and figure out what you want to do with your career. I started out in digital marketing and although the job was great and I was good at it, it wasn’t my dream job or what I wanted to do with the rest my life. I knew that I was capable of doing more. I created my own path, which has led me to this job – and even though it’s tougher and will take longer to get ahead, it is definitely what I want to do with the rest of my life.

How do you measure your success?

I measure success on how content I am on my way to work and how I feel when I leave work every day. I’m a huge believer in the right to live an independent life, doing what you love, traveling around the world, and pure happiness. The past 3 years have probably been the best years of my life, so I believe that I’ve been doing something right 🙂