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Understanding Your Professional Self From a Personal Perspective

When I entered the job market as a new graduate, I was in search of my distinct ‘place’ within the advertising industry. Struggling to find a sense of security in a highly competitive job market at a time of severe economic hardship, questions such as “Where do I belong?” and “Am I right for this company?” were […]

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Where to Go? Your Backyard is Mini-New York!

Finding your career niche is something you’ve been perfecting since your dreams were just a thought. Transcending them into an actual plan was part of the journey. Finding success can come from planting roots in a great location. The Tampa Bay area has surrounding divisions each with a unique atmosphere and a diverse community! There […]

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Friends With Professional Benefits

“Hey there! How’s that smartwatch treating ya? I see you are Team Android… I’m more of an Apple guy myself. My name’s Connor, by the way.” It’s as easy as that when you’re attending an Ad 2 Tampa Bay event. Sure, starting a conversation with a stranger can seem intimidating, but ask yourself what do […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Internships And Find What You Love

It was my junior year of college when I finally discovered advertising as a potential career, and it wasn’t until the last semester of that year that I realized I should probably get my act together and begin my hunt for an internship. Starting off wasn’t easy — it often felt like I was stumbling, […]

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Discouraged yet? Don’t Be. My Past Can Be Your Future Averted

During my junior year of college, I started interning at a well-known local advertising agency. Everything was falling into place. After interning for a few months, I was hired on full-time. It was quite an honor because I went from intern to account executive. I even received my own clear acrylic business cards. Things were […]

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The (Mostly) Self-Trained Graphic Designer

My whole life, my family has instilled a very DIY attitude in my sisters and me. If there was something broken, we learned how to fix it. If there was something we wanted to do, we learned how to do it—usually on our own because there wasn’t anyone around to help. That attitude is most […]

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A Few Thoughts for the Fresh Creative

Take one step at a time What holds us back most is not who we are but who we think we are not. Believe in your talent, your vision and your choices. What you are not sure of, you will soon learn or be provided with. We all started at step one. Find inspiration beyond […]

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Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s Communication Director’s Path to Public Relations

Becoming a public relations professional was something that I did not put much thought into until midway through my collegiate experience. I started out college in accounting but quickly realized that it was not the career field for me. Throughout high school, I took part in many public relations type boards and events. These experiences […]

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How Did I Get Started in the Advertising Industry?

Well to be honest, it was an accident; I always say that advertising found me.  I was sitting on USF’s campus reading through the USF Oracle and saw they were looking for sales reps for their newspaper. I was working two jobs that I hated and I loved the idea of working on campus.  I […]

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Started at the Bottom, Now I’m Here: 3 Foundational Tips to Help You Get to Where You Want to Be

I might be fresh out of college (and by “fresh”, I mean a year), but I’m lucky enough to have landed an amazing job working for a cutting-edge, digital agency doing incredible work for HUGE brands. As a clueless freshmen in college, if you had told me that this is what I would be doing, […]

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