Name: Sydney Turnquist
College & Majors/Minors: College of Charleston. Major in Communication, Minor in Anthropology
Current Location: Charleston, SC
Current Form of Employment: Social Media Coordinator
Where do you work and what is your current position?
I work for matchstick social as the Media Coordinator. I am in charge of the advertising on social media platforms, particularly Facebook. I do a lot of work behind-the-scenes analyzing data, researching key targeting groups, creating ads, etc. Check out this article on Sydney for more info about what she does!
Tell us about how you found your first job, and how you found your current job (if different).
College of Charleston has a great online service where you can find jobs that are posted by people in the community. I found two internships through that service, as well as my current position.
What did you do in college to prepare for your post-grad life?
Asked a ton of questions and got to know my professors. They can help you more than just on tests and homework. They are a great reference for networking.
What is your advice for students and graduates with an English degree?
- Don't give up because you think there aren't any jobs out there. There are! You just have to find them. Having an English degree can be applied in so many different ways, not just writing-related positions.
- If your resume is written poorly, potential employers will think you have poor writing skills. Make sure your resume reflects your writing style.
- Don't think that your employer won't stalk you on social media, because they will. Don't post pictures/comments/statues that you wouldn't share with your grandma. That's a good rule of thumb.