Heather Hattenrath '11

Heather Hattenrath '11

Heather Hattenrath '11 (Florham Park, N.J.) learned that her “dream job” was not the best fit for her.

Promptly after graduation Heather started living out her “dream” working at the New York Jets as a digital media seasonal assistant.

“In this position, I accomplished more than I ever thought I could in my professional career,” she said.

However, in March 2012, she was offered a job with Spike TV, where she interned in the summer of 2011. She accepted the job as Spike.com coordinator, producing many websites and traveling all over the country.

“Something that looks and seems perfect may not be the actual best fit for you,” said Heather on leaving her dream job. “Doing something that makes you happy is more important.”

Recently, Heather traveled to San Diego for Comic-Con doing live updates on its website. Other trips include the Guys Choice Awards and the Video Game Awards in Los Angeles.

“It is always exciting to see events before, during and after production of the shows,” said Heather.

York College and specifically her professor, Tim Newman, Ph.D., prepared her for the amount of assignments she would have in the “real world.” He also taught her that hard work is required because nothing in life is handed to you.

Heather advises students to research all the different career opportunities that are possible.

“Never limit yourself,” she added.

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