Britt Jacovich, Class of 2020,
Press Assistant at Accountable.US/Allied Progress
Who am I?
My name is Britt Jacovich! I’m originally from Watertown, Connecticut. Currently, I’m working remotely for the unforeseeable future in DC with my cat while I watch an unhealthy amount of reality TV and occasionally hike in Rock Creek Park.
What were you involved with in undergrad?
Starting from graduation, what’s your career path thus far? What did your job search process look like?
Similar to other 2020 graduates, my job search process was extremely stressful due to COVID-19. I’m super grateful that I landed a job with Accountable.US and it involved applying constantly and working with the Career Center on my resume and cover letter. I was on numerous job listservs, scrolled through LinkedIn constantly, and checked in with my past internship supervisors for advice and informational interviews.
What do you do in your job?
How has the leadership program prepared you for your current role?
One of my biggest (and favorite) weekly tasks is creating our Bailouts Bulletin newsletter. My experience with the Leadership newsletter definitely gave me a solid foundation on that project. But overall, learning how to collaborate with differing personalities and build professional relationships while balancing numerous communication and work styles has been the most invaluable.
What’s a message you have for current students?
My first three years of college were hard, but they were nothing compared to those last couple of months online due to COVID-19. I can’t imagine the numerous stresses you’re all facing right now. You don’t need to give 110% on every assignment or club meeting or internship task. Sometimes you’ll only have the energy for the bare minimum and there is nothing wrong with that. Your number one priority right now should be taking care of yourself and everything else is secondary.
You can also reach Britt at email@example.com or on LinkedIn.