I was out of NYU for about a year. I'd already had a couple of really bad work experiences. I had a strange background: pre-med, philosophy, and marketing. The job market being the way it was, I felt destined to be stuck in "career limbo for a while.
I started interviewing for PR positions wherever they were listed. Most were unpaid internships, and I wasn't really interested in anything I'd seen. At this point, I was thoroughly dejected, but I thought I'd try one more. I interviewed for an internship at M Booth & Associates. Because of my background in science and medicine, the healthcare group seemed to be a natural fit. I was a little apprehensive about taking a step back to an internship, but I was excited by the work the firm was doing and thought it was worth a shot.
I worked three days a week in the internship and worked another job to make ends meet, but I found myself hoping to spend all my time at M Booth. After getting to know the firm and slowly starting to learn the business, I was so happy with my choice. At the end of my internship, I was hired full-time as an assistant AE. Last month I got a promotion.
The people I work with are true pros, and I am grateful to have found a career that I truly enjoy.