Archive for November, 2009
I must first inform you that I am writing this post from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and I am lucky enough to be sitting next to my love after five long months apart. We have both been planning this trip for what felt like forever, but when I found him just outside customs, I don’t think it mattered to me one bit where we were. I was just happy to have my best friend back. I spent most of the day fighting jet lag, but tomorrow there are big plans! The infamous Opera House and maybe the beach! It’s almost summer here, and thank goodness for that. Chicago winter is creeping up on me, and this will be a great change.
Friday was the last day of my six-month internship with StrategyOne, the research arm for Edelman. I learned a great deal from my work at StrategyOne, but I was ready to move on to something different. I had been asked to continue to work with the company as an independent contractor, and I was happy to have the opportunity to do some freelance work. I met with someone from Edelman Digital about a month ago, and we talked about the possibility of me doing some freelance work with the Digital team as well. Unfortunately, it seemed as though this would not be possible since I had not been an intern for Digital before my freelance work.
I have to say I was pretty bummed. I understand that with a big company this is often “just how it works,” but I had become really excited about working with the Digital team. My hopes were reignited Thursday morning when I was asked to come in my very last day for an interview. A position on the Digital team had opened up, and they had thought of me first! Eeek!
After three interviews on Friday, I had an offer in hand before the end of the day, and I stayed up late to fill out all of the necessary paperwork before leaving the country for two weeks. Luckily my mom is amazing and offered to fax everything for me the next day.
So now it’s official: I’m the newest associate account executive for Edelman Digital!
And I could not be more thrilled for this new challenge. I will be taking ownership of some new projects involving measurement, and even more exciting, I get to take on some pretty heavy-duty analysis, too! I must admit I am a bit nervous, but I’m so ready to take on this role!
Wish me luck!