Episode 23: Bethany Brown - A ROCS Success Story!
Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Leaving The Nest. I’m your host, Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
Today, I have Bethany Brown, a candidate I started working with back in 2018. When Bethany first came to ROCS for an interview, she really didn’t have any office experience, but she had so much potential. I knew I had to place her somewhere!
Her story goes to show that you never know where a conversation can lead you to. One interview with ROCS can open up a lot of doors. The best part of my job is to see where our “ROCStars” go after we place them in their entry-level positions. If you’re on the fence about working with a staffing firm, you won’t want to miss this episode!
Thanks again for listening to Leaving The Nest! Be sure to leave us a review wherever you are listening and to share this episode with others you know who are just leaving the nest or perhaps are starting one of their own. Enjoy my conversation with Bethany!
In This Episode:
[1:21] – We’re introduced to our guest, Bethany Brown.
[2:14] – Why did Bethany choose Virginia Tech for college even when it wasn’t originally her number one choice?
[4:20] – We learn about Bethany’s major and what makes it unique.
[6:30] – Bethany shares her perspective on looking for internships early in her career.
[8:29] – This is the one thing Bethany wishes she spent a little more time preparing for her interview for the internship with ROCS.
[10:35] – Kathleen shares what she recalls from Bethany’s interview.
[11:53] – Bethany didn’t have office experience before applying to ROCS. Here’s what she had instead.
[13:31] – Bethany reveals some of her funny IHOP stories.
[14:58] – What stood out about Bethany’s interview with the team at ROCS?
[17:01] – We hear about BMRA.
[18:50] – Kathleen started to look for other companies where Bethany could do well.
[20:50] – Bethany compares and contrasts the interview styles for ROCS and BMRA.
[22:55] – Did interviewing in a coffee shop make a difference to Bethany?
[24:25] – Bethany’s first real office experience, from her perspective.
[26:54] – Was it tough for Bethany to balance work and classes?
[28:45] – The transition to marketing was organic.
[30:44] – Although her work experience was growing, how did it impact Bethany’s social life at Virginia Tech?
[33:00] – This is how COVID-19 impacted Bethany’s final year at college.
[36:08] – As Bethany approached graduation, she knew BMRA had the most growth potential.
[38:02] – We hear what Bethany misses most about college.
[39:51] – The job responsibilities at BMRA, according to Bethany.
[42:22] – Bethany shares the advice for those who might be following in her footsteps.
[44:33] – How we can connect with Bethany.
[45:00] – Kathleen wraps up the conversation.
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