The Mendoza School of Enterprise right here on the College of Notre Dame is acknowledged as among the best undergraduate enterprise packages within the nation. House to college on the prime of their fields and based on a dedication to “Develop the Good in Enterprise”, Mendoza graduates have discovered nice success of their post-graduate lives, incomes job placements at prime consulting companies, funding banks, and accounting companies. Nevertheless, a few of us have chosen to take a extra uncommon route as we start to construct our profession paths.
Right here at Notre Dame, I’m majoring in Advertising and Movie, Tv, and Theatre with a focus in Tv Research. This mix of majors already drastically units me other than the plethora of finance and accounting college students inside Mendoza. Throw within the FTT main, and even throughout the Advertising main I’m thought of a extra “distinctive” scholar.
I knew from the beginning of each my school and profession discernment course of that in the end, I wished to work in advertising throughout the leisure business. Notre Dame provided the fields of research that will equip me with the talents and data wanted to achieve such a job, so Notre Dame was the right match for me. Nevertheless, as soon as I started to search for internship alternatives throughout my sophomore yr, I turned apprehensive that resulting from my extra area of interest profession curiosity, Notre Dame won’t have the identical assets or community for me that they could have for a conventional enterprise scholar. Fortunately, I used to be shortly confirmed flawed.Within the fall of my sophomore yr, I logged into my IrishCompass account (which I like to explain as LinkedIn however particularly for the Notre Dame community) with the hope of discovering an alumnus working able that I might be serious about. Inside a couple of hours, I had not solely related with an alumna working at NBCUniversal, however we had already
scheduled a time to fulfill through the subsequent week. Throughout our name, the alumna shared an internship alternative that she had accomplished throughout her time at Notre Dame. By the tip of the week, I had utilized to the identical place and was accepted. This chance was to intern on the 2022 Cannes Movie Competition in Cannes, France. Whereas there, I used to be matched with an American movie gross sales firm and labored with them throughout the Competition, all whereas nonetheless with the ability to attend Competition screenings myself. To aide in my skill to finish this internship, I used to be awarded an internship grant from the Nanovic Institute of European Research right here on campus. Upon my return from France, I spent my summer time in NYC working as a Digital Advertising intern at Def Jam Recordings, the rap and R&B label inside Common Music Group. I spent my time amassing knowledge and suggestions on artists’ performances and social media presences, launching the Def Jam Discord server, and ideating TikTok marketing campaign concepts for brand new releases.
In case you are like me and know you don’t need to go to a Huge 4 accounting agency or be an funding banker, Notre Dame (and Mendoza) are nonetheless for you. The Mendoza schooling and bigger Notre Dame schooling you’ll obtain as a scholar right here put together you to not solely enter however thrive in any firm or business you need to work in, irrespective of your main or profession path. Whereas it could seem to be everybody in your Finance 1 class goes to a prime consulting agency and also you’re on their lonesome in your area of interest profession curiosity, know you aren’t. There are such a lot of assets on campus and alumni off campus that need to enable you to pursue your passions irrespective of how uncommon they might be. So, if you wish to work at a movie competition, or a music label, or anyplace else, do it! Notre Dame will enable you to get there.