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Featuring Alison (Lee) Angell '08

Position: Marketing Associate, Scholastic

Location: New York City, NY

Graduate School: University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Graduate Program: Creative Writing (M.Litt.)

Information about Alison's graduate school experience

(Profiled: 2011)

 

  How did you connect with this job opportunity?

♦  What attracted you to this position?

♦  What are the most gratifying aspects of your job?

♦  What job search tips would you give to GCC students?

 

How did you connect with this job opportunity?

As with nearly all jobs in this city, I found out about it by networking. A friend of a friend recommended me, and I'm so grateful she did!

 

What attracted you to this position?

When I first heard of the position and read the posted job description, I was actually surprised Scholastic was interested. However, I believe I had three interviews, and in each one I was assured that the position was mainly a writing job. This appealed to me because I was looking to get into a writing job. This position combined writing with my curriculum and lesson planning background, which has proven to be a fun combination.

 

What are the most gratifying aspects of your job?

The incredible thing about my job is that I'm adding value. My proposals are all presented to clients, and if the projects are bought, my ideas will appear in classrooms nationwide. I love that I can be creative, and then cinch up my ideas with tight writing skills into a marketable idea.

 

What job search tips would you give to GCC students?

As terrible as I am at it, networking is invaluable. My husband and I moved to NYC from Scotland, and I knew no one in education here well. It took me months before anyone would read my resume, it seemed. 

 

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