Schey Spotlight: Carly Graman

Carly Graman is a junior studying strategic communications in the E.W. Scripps School of journalism and a member of the Spring 2014 Schey Induction Class. This is her personal story of how she handled the recruitment process and what it means to be a new hire:

Schey recruitment is back in full swing for Spring Semester! There’s tabling all around campus spreading the word. This is your opportunity to join an organization that is going to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed professionally in the sales industry.

Personally I heard about joining the Schey my sophomore year during a communications class. I was hooked after hearing their five minute speech and excited to apply. The Schey could offer me sales techniques and classes that would put me ahead and I did not want to miss out! I sent in my application and signed up for an interview, but I was nervous. I am an E.W. Scripps School of Journalism student majoring in strategic communications, so I was worried I didn’t have enough business background. However, the amazing thing about sales is that sales is a part of every major and industry. No matter what profession you chose, sales is a part of it – so don’t let your major hold you back!

Walking into the interview I felt prepared. I did my homework and researched what the Schey Sales Centre was all about. I asked other people I knew in the organization about their experiences. I wanted to know as much as I could so I could go into the interview prepared. I looked up the current corporate partners and the Schey’s mission statement. I was ready to go! I was interviewed by two people who were alums of the program. The interview took about a half an hour and was filled with genuine conversation. I left the interview feeling very confident and excited for this new opportunity! I emailed the interviewers that night thanking them for their time, and a few days later, I received an email saying I’d been accepted! I couldn’t contain my excitement knowing I was about to embark on a new adventure in my college career! Especially one I knew would prepare me for the real world.

Already, in just my first semester as a new hire I’ve learned so much about professional development and the sales industry. I’ve attended an etiquette dinner, a finical seminar, a few communication workshops and a handful of toastmaster meetings. I was blown away with how much I was learning right off the bat. The Schey Sales Centre has so many opportunities and events for candidates to attend, and I was determined to get the most out of it.

Ultimately, being in the Schey Sales Centre is all what you make of it. You must utilize the tools and classes they provide to get the most out of your experience. Don’t be a bystander. You have the opportunity to be a part of the most influential and professional organization on campus. Don’t wait any longer – Apply Now!


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