I got my BBA in early 2018, and the jobs my friends were applying to terrified me. Ill-fitting dress shirts, stuffy cubicles, long commutes, and emails starting with "To whom it may concern"?
Not a chance.
I promised myself I'd never work for a big, soulless company after I graduated, but I wanted to move downtown and needed money. So I Googled "Best Canadian Company of 2018".
On January 26th, 2018, I sent in my first (and only) job application after graduation. I know you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket, but the world was at my fingertips, and I saw no reason why I should have to settle for anything but the best. After a month-long interview process, I signed the contract thirty one days after graduating.
I've been at Shopify for three years now. The first six months were spent as a "Guru", followed by a brief eternity in enterprise support. It was then I realized I didn't care about helping Kanye sell another million pairs of shoes. I wanted to be closer to the small business owners fighting for financial freedom
Mere weeks away from the day I promised I'd quit, I was offered a job on the marketing team, built just for me. I'd be running new media, and focused on building youth and aspiring entrepreneurship for Oberlo. After a year as a Social Media Marketer, I became a Growth Marketer, running high-budget GenZ focused marketing experiments.
I'd be lying if I said the end goal hasn't and won't always be entrepreneurship. Ever since that day in highschool where I sold a laser pointer for $20 profit, I've been chasing this dream.
I don't quite know how I'll get there, or how long the process will take. But if you can relate to any of the above, hit me up.