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.
On January 26th, 2018, I sent in my first (and only) job application after college. I know you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket, but Shopify ranked as "the best company in Canada" that year, and I saw no reason why I should have to settle. After an arduous interview process, I signed their contract thirty days after graduation.
I've made my way from customer support, to Shopify Plus, to social media management, to growth marketing. For a sec I even grew a TikTok channel from 100 to 100k followers. Today I oversee shortform video, marketing strategy, and manage influencer relations at the company.
My job is literally convincing kids they're worth more than $10/hr, and don't need to spend their teens and twenties flipping burgers. I love what I do, and even if I won the lottery I'd still show up.
However, I'd be lying if I said the end goal hasn't and won't always be entrepreneurship. Ever since the day I sold a modified laser pointer for $20 in profit out of my highschool locker, I've been chasing the exact same dream.
I don't know how I'll get there, or how long it'll take. But if you can relate to anything I said above, or just want to talk, hit me up.