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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 🙂