The excitement around the agency still hasn’t died down from the ninja’s job shadows last week. Heather, the agency manager contacted the ninja’s top choices of businesses they wanted to visit in various locations and get an inside look on how the business operates. Two ninja’s were offered job opportunities, congrats to Kalya Cruse and Kayla Spelling.
I was lucky enough to visit iostudio, an advertising agency in Nashville, TN. Iostudio is an fast growing agency that hosts an in house call center for the National Guard, who is one of many clients they work with. Iostudio started 15 years ago and they have continued with the motto, discover, documentation, development and deployment. The name iostudio comes from input, output and the combination of the creative nature of advertising and the discipline of the military.
I was able to hangout with several of the iostudio employees, who were Ashley Wilson, Tom Woodard and Brad Pray. Ashley Wilson, Account Executive showed me a day in the life of an AE. Being the Sr. Account Executive at Imagewest it was easy to follow along since we had a lot of the same duties. It was great to see that my work level at Imagewest and projects at Western Kentucky University are relevant to the advertising industry in the real world and I will be fortunate enough to continue what I love achieving after college. Tom Woodard, Business Development Director was great to network with and discuss industry happenings. I ended my day talking to Brad Pray, Recruitment Manager. Brad illustrated what he likes to see on cover letters, resumes and websites. It was helpful to receive the advice coming straight from the person who interviews potential employees.
This experience was beneficial in so many ways, such as: building confidence before I go on my first interview, get an inside look on how an agency runs, making connections, having an idea on where I want to apply to and realizing I pick the best major for myself.