Mentor Network Spotlight: Joanna Harp

Joanna Harp, a graduate from NYU with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communications talks to us today about how college helped prepare her for her career as a Vice President and Publisher of Haymarket Media, Inc.

How did you find your job? Recruiter

What’s the weirdest job you ever had? Not a weird job but attended Comic-Con during my year at DC Comics.  If you’re not a comic fan, the environment is certainly a strange one!

What’s the best career advice you ever received?  Your career is like a chess game; you need to envision where you want to be a few jobs in advance and set yourself up for the future, not just the immediate.

What is the hardest interview question you’ve ever been asked? How did you answer it? Generally being asked to address a specific skill set I may not have.  Equate it to a skill I do have and draw relevant parallels.

What part of your college experience prepared you most for the real world? Balancing school, work and internships.

If you could tell your college self one thing, what would it be? Pursue what you like, the money will follow.

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