What was your major in college, and how did you get to where you are now?
I have a BA in English with an emphasis in creative fiction, a BA in Sociology, and a certificate in publishing.
I moved to NYC for the publishing certificate, and once that course was finished, applied for as many jobs in the books industry as I was qualified. I went on a few interviews, had two second calls but it was starting to get depressing. Finally I was offered and accepted an unpaid internship at a boutique literary agency in September. On the first day of my internship I was offered a position as a Marketing & Sales Assistant at a luxury illustrated book publisher as a full-time freelancer. I accepted and thankfully the agent in training that I was helping more than understood why I was leaving.
I spent a year at that job, and then started looking for a new position elsewhere. I was hired at the house that I currently work for, and have been there for almost three years. I started in the sales department and now I’m in marketing and work with analytics (and surprisingly really enjoy it).