The Perfect Job For College Students/Grads

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I have worked a lot of jobs in my time. I cleaned machines at a gym, pumped gas, bagged groceries, worked at your local fro yo shop, was a fitness consultant, did personal training, was a research assistant and even managed a tire shop. For a lack of better words all of those jobs sucked. Even though some were high paying either the people I worked with were jerks or the work itself was simply miserable. However, I finally have found my home at a start up in Boston taking the marketing world by storm; CampusLIVE. The people are awesome, the work is rewarding and the pay is not too shabby. We have a foosball table, a big screen TV perpetually playing SportsCenter and we live by the motto “work hard, play hard”. A lot of start ups around Boston are similar to this and they are the perfect place for a college student or recent college grad to work at. Here are ten reasons why.

  1. Everyone you work with is pretty close to your age.
  2. Even if your an intern you get treated just like the CEO would by your peers.
  3. You get to see your CEO and exec team on a daily basis. Even better in my situation I get to work with the CEO and COO on a daily basis.
  4. You will learn more about running a business in 6 months working at a startup than you will in 6 years working at a big company.
  5. Odds are your office will have a foosball table or ping pong table. Who doesn’t love foosball?
  6. You do not have to wear shirt and tie to work unless it is for a special occasion.
  7. Your esteemed colleagues turn into drinking buddies once 5 o clock rolls around.
  8. Knowing that your contributions are making a meaningful difference to the company and actually seeing your contributions in play is one of the most rewarding things in the world. This also applies to interns.
  9. Your allowed to be on Facebook/Twitter while your at work.
  10. If you decide to go corporate after your internship you will be getting letters of recommendation from the exec board. That is of course if you did a good job.

If these reasons here are not enough for you and you would like me to list off another hundred reasons why you should work at a start up feel free to contact me. If you have any other reasons why working at a start up I encourage you to email me or comment on the boards below!