Being a recent graduate of Centerville High School has been an accomplishment and success. I decided that I wanted to pursue a degree in marketing at The University of Cincinnati. I felt that the co-op program at Cincinnati offered me the best chance for success in the “real world.” Having completed my freshman year at The University of Cincinnati, I feel as if I learned a good amount of information about not only marketing, but business in general.
I have just recently started working at RSVP this summer. Working at RSVP will be a great opportunity to contribute to this business, develop practical real-world experience, further myself in my long-term job search and enhance my resume this summer. It has been my first real job in the career path that I have chosen. As I started working at RSVP, I felt as if I needed to prove myself to my fellow employees and demonstrate that just because I am the boss’ son, I can “bust it” and earn their respect in the office. I have started working part-time, with my first of several assignments being converting hundreds of businesses paper files to our new paperless database.
While I am converting files, I feel that being the new intern with a fresh set of eyes in the business, I can offer new ideas to the company, and more efficient ways to do daily tasks. Even though I lack experience in the workplace, I feel that I can make up for it in creative and new ideas, and energy and passion for life.
Being “the new guy” allows me to be in a position where I can challenge and inspire myself and others to excel, while simultaneously generating new ideas and process improvements for the RSVP business. That is a perspective that I have now, and hope to maintain throughout my career.
Anthony J. Sucato
University of Cincinnati
Carl H. Lindner College of Business