Magazine article Careers & Colleges

Karina Berrero

Magazine article Careers & Colleges

Karina Berrero

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Karina Berrero

Pasadena, California

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN

My dad knew the communications director at Los Angeles Universal Preschool, so he helped me get the interview. I was intimidated going into the interview, which was in an office in a nice building with nice furniture. But once I got there, my soon-to-be boss just asked me about my interests and we talked about my work on the school newspaper, event planning, and as a spirit commissioner--all things that could help me in an internship like this.

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Mostly I worked with spreadsheets, did a lot of copying and faxing, and helped out at events. It was so different from the other jobs I had during high school--at an ice cream shop and as a lifeguard. I went from one extreme to the other. Now I was in an office, wearing business attire, with no one my age around. …

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