I’m passionate about helping young people grow and develop, particularly in their own confidence. Working with AEF gives me the opportunity to support their growth, and gives them exposure and knowledge that can impact their futures.
We have the ability to seize this moment in time to re-define the marketing and media industries. How they look. Who the creators are. How stories are told. And how people within the industry feel. I’m passionate about making sure that all feel welcome, supported and included within our industry.
Be intentional about your networking. Identify what you need people for and build relationships with people who fill those roles. Need help developing leadership skills? Target someone who you admire as a leader. Need someone who gives great career advice? Find that. Don’t just make a bunch of contacts.
The people. We have a great, supportive “family” atmosphere where culture and well-being is very important. Being someone who can help support that for others through my job is very rewarding.
Your first job – even first few jobs – don’t have to be the end all and be all. Try out different things. They all help you determine what you really want to do. And even later in your career, keep asking yourself if this is what you want to do. Nothing is set in stone.