By Victoria De La Cruz
The thought of life after Lynn can be nerve-racking for students who are graduating this May, but there are Lynn graduates that prove life after graduation is not so bad after all.
Carolina Abello is a class of 2015 graduate whose background incorporates Brazilian, Colombian and Italian influences. She studied communication and emerging media at Lynn and following that she decided that she wanted to move to Miami so she could pursue her dream of working at Univision Communication, the leading media company seving Hispanic America.
By combining equal parts of persistence and hard work, Abello managed to find a place at Univision as a Strategic Communications Fellow.
“I am in charge of helping the VP of Strategic Communications in the News Department, Jose Zamora, with all of the tasks that he is handling at the moment,” said Abello. “Right now, I assist him with press releases.”
She also follows up on the coverage the company’s published digital content has on other publications, posts media alerts and edits transcripts.
“I [was also] involved with the preparation for the Democratic Debate Univision [hosted] in alliance with the DNC and the Washington Post on March 9 at the Miami Dade College Kendal Campus,” said Abello. “It has been a very fruitful experience and I have learned a lot in the four months that I have been there.”
Being able to attend the final 2012 Presidential debate was an opportunity that Abello had when she was at Lynn, but being able to attend the 2016 Democratic Debate as part of the press was a unique experience that her job has provided her.
Abello is thankful for her current job and as she reminisces on her last semester at Lynn, recommends future graduates to be persistent and always prepared.
“If you are an international student, make sure to be informed about all of the OPT paperwork and start looking for a job before graduation because it might make it easier for the OPT deadlines and restrictions,” said Abello. “Also don’t be afraid to knock on doors an
d ask. The worst thing that could happen is you get no answer, but it is worth trying.”
Above all, Abello recommends students are prepared with clear resumes that they can adjust depending on the position applied to.
Graduation may seem daunting, but Lynn grads know that the going only gets better.