For Samantha, inventive writing has at all times been the secret. So, to attain a profession that performed to her strengths, she danced on over to the College of Texas at Austin to main in Promoting. Not solely that, however whereas there she made certain to construct a backup plan for herself to ensure success, it doesn’t matter what.
That meant minoring in Media and Leisure in addition to snatching up a certificates in Enterprise Foundations to “cowl all her bases.” And though that’s rather a lot to place in your plate, she says, and I quote: “I liked each second of it.”
From Internship to Completed Skilled
From school to profession, her pen carried her via Branding Strategist internships and freelance work the place she received to flex her inventive muscle tissue for purchasers within the leisure business.
Alas, her pen saved transferring, and writing and scribbling till it scrawled a line throughout the arm of a Brafton recruiter (figuratively talking, in fact) who instantly seen her potential and reached out for an interview. That’s proper, people: Samantha was scouted. Just a bit testomony to her expertise.
“After I was job looking, I used to be truly linked to Brafton via a recruiter,” she says. “She felt I might be match for the open Content material Author function. After making my method via a few interview rounds to make sure I might be match for the crew and the corporate could be match for me, I used to be ultimately supplied a place and the remainder is historical past!”
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A Brafton Legacy within the Making
Samantha’s Brafton legacy remains to be unfolding. What began as an entry-level Content material Author function blossomed right into a Senior Author place the place Samantha takes on extra tasks and purchasers, and writes for numerous advertising channels. She by no means slows down, and for her, that’s factor.
“You’re just about by no means bored,” she says when describing what it’s wish to work at Brafton. “I’m at all times studying new issues and enhancing my writing expertise, so it’s a win-win-win (for me, Brafton and our purchasers) on the finish of the day!”
Brafton’s construction is a win for Samantha, too, who appreciates the chance to work 100% remotely. “Any such office flexibility was one thing I used to be on the lookout for in my preliminary job search, and I feel Brafton has discovered a setup that basically works effectively and helps a various personnel from everywhere in the world!”
Such flexibility has allowed her to make a quite giant transfer from Texas to New York, which is one thing she’s at all times dreamed of doing.
Keepin’ Issues Movin’ After Hours
Sufficient about work … until work means dancing. And for Samantha, it does. Earlier than turning into a useful asset to Brafton’s editorial division, she received paid to maneuver. “I spent my days writing and my nights dancing, which isn’t far off from how I spend my time lately,” she says about her time earlier than Brafton. “I used to be working as a choreographer for a few dance studios in Texas, instructing new hip-hop routines each week.”
For sure, Samantha is at all times attempting to profit from her inventive pursuits.
As for a brand new New Yorker with town as her oyster, Samantha says, “I’m fortunate sufficient to have the ability to stroll, run or discover to my coronary heart’s content material on the finish of the day.” And so she does, unwinding from the workday by waltzing the streets of NY to a soundtrack comprised of her present musical obsessions. These days? Blondie and Donna Summer season, to which Samantha admits she’s “conscious they’re fully unrelated.”
Seashore Days and Sunrays
Now I ask you, reader, to image your good day. Does it contain a seashore? Properly, you may meet Samantha there. “Life is hectic, so my dream is at all times a calming day on the seashore. How will you not love the seashore? If there’s a possibility to put within the solar and take heed to the sound of the ocean for hours, I’m in.”
She admits that dwelling in Texas after which New York has, in some methods, stuffed that dream right into a pipe. Nonetheless, she’s dedicated to the water, waves and sunshine as a lot as she could be. “I make my technique to the water every time I can!”
Brava, Samantha. Brafton is a greater, extra fascinating content material advertising company due to you!