Sage Advice

by maggie mullikin

Molly McBride is a 2014 iMedia graduate with a new job at Mullen in Winston-Salem, NC. She graduated in May and received her offer in July. Molly is Junior Digital Producer and her responsibilities include production of all digital projects and pieces of communication. She works with a cross-functional team to make sure final materials are delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.

Molly had the following things to say about her job, her iMedia experience and some pearls of wisdom for both interested and current students.

“The best part of my job so far has been getting to see how the information I learned in certain iMedia classes is actually used in the workplace.  Mullen places high importance on user experience and it was great to start my job with knowledge of that.

“The iMedia program added so many valuable projects to my résumé which I believe set me apart from other applicants. The winter fly-ins gave me experience working with clients which was a wonderful addition.

“My advice for people considering the iMedia program is to have a realistic idea of what you want your life to look like during and after the program.  For 10 months your life will be dedicated to this program and you will gain so much knowledge. Make sure you are at a point in your life where you can truly dedicate the time and energy needed to excel. It will be difficult to have less time with friends, but the time spent working on projects and going to iMedia events will be worth it in the end.

“For students currently enrolled, my biggest recommendation would be to take advantage of all that is offered to you. The program goes by so quickly, and it’s easy to focus on just getting one assignment done and moving on to the next.  Work hard on your assignments, but also get to know your teachers. Talk to them about things you’re interested in, and spend time outside of class learning more about those interests. Also, take advantage of the career resources that are offered at Elon. Building your network now will be incredibly helpful when you start looking for jobs.”

 

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