I manage the blogs and events at a clothing company.
I answer a lot of emails pertaining to the PR side of Marketing and events. I write and schedule graphics for the blogs since we post at least two blogs about fashion, DIY tips and recipes a day. I also monitor the analytics of the sponsorships we work with, which is actually a lot more interesting than it sounds, I promise! It's so interesting to be able to see what it takes for a company to run and be successful. Everything I've learned working in Fashion will take me far within my career.
Strong social skills, good understanding of proper grammar, experience managing other people, strong writing skills and organizational skills.
Here's the first step for college students
Pay attention to your intuition. Ask yourself what you want, not only from your career, but what you want out of your lifestyle. Your first step towards anything is holding onto your passion. That passion is what will take you far. Passion is what you will use to pull you through the really tough times. When you live your life passionately, you chose a very interesting life. In return, you chose a very difficult life. But as cliche as it sounds, that is definitely a life worth living.
"You should grow up and get a real job."
It's hard to hear noise from people like your friends because they're supposed to be the ones backing you up when everyone else shuts you down. After college I worked as a server, bartender, barista and even a baby-sitter. It was all because I believed in what I was doing so much that I knew I had to continue to follow my dreams. Planning music events after college gave me so much real life experience into what I do now and I was able to positively affect so many young artists along the way.
The only experience I had after college was serving food, so starting my own business and moving overseas took a lot of time and work. I literally sold everything I had in order to have enough money to move and fulfill my goals.