Shows the thoughts and messy life of someone that finished college and can't find a job

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When did marketing and sales become the same thing?

Definition of Marketing from the American Marketing Association:

Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.

Definition of Sales from Jobs2U:

“Sales can be defined as ‘the holistic business system required to effectively develop, manage, enable, and execute a mutually beneficial, interpersonal exchange of goods and/or services for equitable value”

I have a degree in Broadcasting, and as much as I loved radio in college, I really loved the events I worked more. After working numerous events for Millersville, I realized that’s what I wanted to do. I didn’t just want to work them, I wanted to plan them. I wanted to execute and map out every single detail and make sure the event was a complete success.

I thought figuring out what I wanted to do with my life was the hardest part; that’s what everyone told me. I wish that advice was the truth. Finding an event/promotions position that isn’t direct sales seems to be impossible. The Internet has been helpful with all of the job sites that exist, but most of the jobs posted are misleading. A handful of jobs that I’ve applied for were sales jobs. This wouldn’t have been so frustrating if that’s what the job listings implied. Most of the “positions” that are posted don’t even exist. I’ve talked to other people that have been looking for marketing positions and they are struggling with the same thing. How do we fix this?

Spread the word. Tell people that are looking for marketing positions what phrases to avoid when looking for a job. If the description of the job discretely mentions the word sales, chances are it isn’t an actual marketing position.

The struggles of finding a job, in any field, are real. Yes, the unemployment rate has gone down, but that’s because all of these misleading jobs exist. It’s also good to note how many people work 40 hours a week but don’t have benefits because a company can get around calling them a full-time employee.

Finding a full-time job shouldn’t be easy. When people apply for positions they should really be able to sell themselves. However, that doesn’t mean it should be this impossible to find more than a few real marketing positions to even apply for.


New Solution to Conquering Finals Week

I have never liked coffee. Actually, I should be more specific. I refused to try coffee for about 7 years (I’m very stubborn).
All of my friends insisted it would make my late nights easier (radio show until 1 or 3 am, papers, projects), but I kept saying no. Until last week i have stuck to what I kept telling everyone else: I hate coffee.

Finals have been one tough day followed by another. It seems like it will never end. I had a 22 page paper that I needed to do. I completely underestimated how long it would take and I was exhausted.

So I gave in. I tried coffee for the first time.

Don’t get too excited, it wasn’t normal coffee. It was a Milky Way Latte. So basically half chocolate, half coffee.

I really hate to admit it, but I think I’ve found a new obsession. And a new way to keep me up for the remainder of my long week.


Tips For Conquering Finals

Tips For Conquering Finals

I realized that this is my seventh semester taking finals, and I still don’t know how to do it right.

After viewing this video, it gives some pretty funny, yet helpful hints that can help students with finals. His accurate description of how students feel is comforting. What isn’t so comforting is the fact that his first tip says to go to the library, which Millersville doesn’t have!

I’m stressing out about my final papers, projects and exams and this video gave me a good laugh!


*WARNING* video does include profane language