Jori Robinson, Marketing
Robinson has been working for TracyLocke, an advertising agency, in Dallas since May 21st,which she accrued just a couple of weeks after graduating. Robinson completed her internship at the agency’s Connecticut office. Being in Creative Ink and PRSSA as well as obtaining a minor in Graphic Design while on campus helped with the transition into a working woman, Robinson said. Her advice for Stephens ladies? “Do everything you can in college to gain experience. Do not limit yourself on where you will go after you graduate because it limits your opportunities.”
Laurel Angstead, Marketing
Since graduating, Angstead is now working at the business she interned for, Rhycom Strategic Communcations. As the former Firm Director for Creative Ink, she had to chose between being on the volleyball team or taking this position. She says that if she had the opportunity, “I would choose Creative Ink all over again.” She feels that her participation in this group prepared her the most for her current job. Throughout her college career, Angstead believed a lot of the information she learned in classes was “pointless” until a day came at work when another employee did not know what a SWOT analysis was. She says “when I raised my hand and gave an explanation, everyone was impressed.” It was the moment she realized just how valuable her education from Stephens was, Angstead said.
Lindsay Iverson,Graphic Design
Iverson found a job as a junior Graphic Designer at Bending Design Inc. just 2 months after graduating. She says that Stephens really prepared her for the “real world”. She says that her current boss was really impressed with her porfolio and her experience opposed to previous workers and interns. Her advice for current Stephens students? “Take every opprotunity as experience,” Iverson said, adding: “Don’t be afraid of not knowing what’s next, just trust your gut and go for the best.”