Happy Grad: Kristin Ignozzi
Age: 22 Graduation Date: 2014 Major: Sport Management, Marketing School: Loyola University Chicago Current Position: Events Coordinator
Q: What was your biggest fear about leaving college and entering the “real world”?My biggest fear is that I won't be able to seize opportunities because of financial restrictions. In trying to catch my dream job, the path to get there seems to be narrowed by a lack of capital resources.
Q: What five words would you use to explain your job search as a recent grad?Specific, ambitious, but also realistic, passion-driven, and exciting.
Q: What is it about your situation now that makes you a happy grad?For a soon-to-be recent grad, I'm in a position that's turned out to be more than I ever could've hoped for. I'm most proud of my determination to jump head first into the field I want to be in at a young age. I definitely think I'm one step ahead of the game.
Q: What are the best things about your current role?I work for a professional athlete in the NFL, and the best things about this position are the following:
- Networking with high-profile individuals and corporations, and other professional athletes
- Credibility that is attached to his personal brand
- Flexibility because we are a small team
- Ability to take ownership of project management