I moved from my home, in the San Francisco Bay Area, as an 18 year old to pursue a career in business. Six years, and a few adventures later, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Business Management (Marketing) degree, but I wasn’t always so convinced that marketing was what I really wanted to do. I was blessed with an adventurous spirit and tried my hand at some odd jobs during my education. In the past two years, I have worked in both a Trauma-1 Emergency Room and as an Alaskan tour bus driver. I feed off of energy and excitement, so sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day hasn’t always been the most enticing idea. Pair that with full-time employment (AKA not much time for travels) and a business career made me truly scared to grow up.
After my graduation, I decided to see if this whole business and marketing thing was for me. I interned for a small start-up helping people to monetize their blogs. My role was to bring on new bloggers and to assist with and report to our existing clients. I loved the coordinating and corresponding that the job entailed. I loved the personal relationships that I had developed with the bloggers. The position was part-time and only temporary for the summer, but it taught me what I really loved about business-the people that I get to work with each and every day, both internally and externally.
I decided that as a recent college graduate, I should probably move out of my college town of Provo and into the big city. So I moved an hour north, to Salt Lake City (which I know, you’re saying, also hosts a university, but Utah is the land of the educated. Colleges and universities are absolutely everywhere). I looked for a job that I could really make into a career, and that’s when I was fortunate enough to find Progrexion! I was excited to hear that I would be working each and every day with our partners – the Online Affiliates. I know that without them, we couldn’t help anywhere near the volume of people that we do. I’ve also loved the people I work with at Progrexion. The entire marketing department exudes an exciting energy and I love the inviting environment each day. As a recent college graduate, I thought I would be fortunate to get any job in Marketing, let alone a job I actually enjoyed. And yet here I am, just a few short months after my college commencement, both in the perfect role and with an amazing company.
When I’m not at work, I try and spend as much time outdoors as I can, except from December to April. During those months I stay inside as much as absolutely possible- usually playing indoor volleyball. The Californian in me still hasn’t warmed up to the idea of recreational snow activities. During the summer months I spend any free time playing outdoor volleyball, hiking, and the occasional weekend road trip (camping usually included). I still plan on exploring and going on adventures, but they just might be a bit more moderated moving forward.