Oh hey guys, it’s me again, John Marc Roberson. Looks like I’ve been converted from intern to full-time employee.
Last time you heard from me was probably when I was breaking into agency life.
Not much has changed other than I’m now in the adult world. I graduated from the University of North Texas this past December with my degree in advertising. I was extremely excited about getting to be a part of the internship program here while I was in college. Now I’ve taken the next step.
I’m the new junior copywriter here at Agency Entourage, and I couldn’t be happier!
Being a part of the working world at the age of 20 has and still is taking time to adjust to because no matter how hard they try to prepare you in college, you just don’t understand until you’re thrown in. In college, if you’re having a rough day, you can still go to class and just run on auto-pilot. There wasn’t much of a need to be continuously productive. However, in the working world, you have responsibilities and obligations not only to yourself but also to your work.
There’s definitely a change in your lifestyle (at least for me there was). In college, if you had a class at 8 a.m. but your friends had the idea of going to get food at midnight, it wasn’t a problem. Now, when my friends (who are still in college) suggest getting food later at night, I have to think about what time that means we’ll get back home. It’s a little hard to do your job properly when you’re on auto-pilot.
It’s also a different mindset when you finish college and are working in your career. I thought a string of all-nighters in college was rough, but I was never more tired than when I finished my first full week here. It wasn’t because I overloaded myself with work, but because I wasn’t used to using that much brain power for such an extended period of time. High school and college were fairly easy for me. I never had to work that hard to do well.
That all changed when I got into the working world.
I stay plenty busy, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being a part of this agency and I love the work I do. Whether it’s SEO blog writing or brainstorming on creative, it’s all dealing with my life-long passion – writing.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt