|October 23rd, 2007||Written by Gyutae Park|
Ha, like the acronym? Following the recent Northwestern graduation post is this not-so-recent news regarding my employment status. I know I know, it’s been almost 3 months now since this actually happened, but better late than never right?
So a week after I came home to New Jersey from school in Chicago, I landed this sweet job at a search engine marketing agency called Acronym Media, which is rated as a top ten Search Engine Agency by Advertising Age and focuses on “Keyword-Driven Marketing”. I was hired as a search engine optimization (SEO) coordinator, which is awesome because this is exactly the type of work I was looking for after starting some of my own web projects in college. If anything, this job will help me to gain a lot of new experiences, skills, and knowledge by working with big corporate clients and experts in the industry. I know I want to start my own Internet venture in the future but this is my springboard to move forward and build a solid foundation. Gotta flip burgers at McDonald’s before you know how to operate one, right?
Anyway, the job itself is great. I work at the global headquarters on the 55th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City and commute by train from home in central New Jersey. It’s about an hour each way, but it’s not so bad considering I’m usually knocked out drooling all over the unlucky person next to me or reading a book I wanted time to go through anyway.
There are a lot of cool benefits at the company as well. Besides the usual health insurance, 401k, nice people, paid vacations, and tax-free transit and parking, we also get birthdays off, free lunch on Thursdays, and a variety of unlimited office snacks. In fact, I’ve already gained 15 pounds since I started working here by eating like a starving caveman and neglecting my work out routine. I didn’t know there was a freshman-15 after college. Living my glory days again…
So there you have it. My first real 9 to 5. (or 6 in this case)