During my first six months as a member of the BIGfish team, I’ve been immersed in the technology industry and experienced all the perks that come with working at a small PR agency. I’ve also learned a lot, both as a PR professional and as someone who’s working her first job out of college. For those of you preparing to take the leap from college to “real” adulthood, the BIGfish team put together some of our most helpful advice on how to put your best foot forward at your first job.
While BIGfish’s current office space has been praised by Fast Company for its design, things didn’t start out that way. In fact, when the company was founded in 1999 by our fearless leader David Gerzof Richard, the space didn’t even have windows. But our upgraded, sunlit office isn’t the only mark of growth for this formerly one-man operation.
While I was in college, I completed both of my internships during the fall semester. Sure, I could have gone the traditional summer internship route, but I had a summer job I loved and didn’t want to give that up. So instead, I balanced school and internships by making use of my fall semester to gain some extra experience.