Kathleen Pellegrino - Leaving The Nest - Ep 1
Hey College Grads!
Have you graduated college and are unsure of what to do now? Are you struggling to find a job with little experience or figure out how to navigate early adulthood?
I get it. I’ve been where you are and I know exactly what you’re going through.
This is Leaving the Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
In our inaugural episode, I talk about what you can expect from this podcast, how I ended up at ROCS Grad Staffing, and what the humble beginnings for our company were.
We hope to answer your questions about what comes after you collect that college diploma—everything from resumes and cover letters to negotiating offers and benefits.
You know, all of the things that many colleges don’t prepare us for when we enter into the real world.
I’m so excited that you’re taking this journey with us. Join in as we take our first steps to provide insights on what to expect after graduation!
In This Episode:
[00:38] - We are introduced to Kathleen Pellegrino and a small staffing firm called ROCS.
[00:58] - We learn what we can expect from Kathleen in the many episodes to come.
[01:50] - Kathleen reveals how listening to Jana Kramer’s Whine Down podcast inspired her to create her own podcast.
[03:50] - In an interview with a junior in college, Kathleen had a Eureka! moment about what her podcast should be about.
[04:40] - Who is Kathleen Pellegrino?
[06:07] - Kathleen explains why she fell in love with George Mason University.
[08:21] - Kathleen was nervous about attending her first career fair.
[09:50] - After a few misses at the career fair, Kathleen finally made her way to the ROCS booth and signed up to learn more about an internship.
[11:11] - How did Kathleen prepare for her interview with ROCS?
[12:35] - During her interview for the Sales position, Kathleen learns that ROCS stands for Responsible Outgoing College Students.
[13:29] - Fast forward to 2021, Kathleen talks about her role as a Senior Account Manager.
[14:05] - We learn that Tom and Brandon started ROCS out of their dorm at George Mason University back in 2003.
[15:59] - Kathleen shares what ROCS is looking for when they recruit entry and junior level roles in the DC Metro Area.