Claire Mitchell


  • hometown

    Greenwich, CT

  • lives in

    Boston, MA

  • current position

    Account Executive
    Dailybreak Media

How did Suffolk prepare you for this job?

"Two things. I took classes in media planning, integrated marketing and communications, and event planning. I learned a lot from my classes to take to the real world. And I went to the Career Development Center to pick my first job. When Dailybreak took me under their wing, I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be: a) in advertising and b) in a startup community, where everyone is around the same age as me and we’re all having fun and working together."

What do you like most about your current role?

"I guess my favorite parts are working with name brands, and taking everything I learned at Suffolk and applying it to the day-to-day. There’s never a dull moment. Everyone here is so passionate about the company and our success."

How was your transition from being a student to a 9-to-5 worker?

"Really, the transition wasn’t that hard for me. Going to school in the city, I was always more independent anyway. I was really ready to get out into the real world by my junior year. I knew what I wanted to do. We changed our name to Dailybreak the day I started, so I knew there was going to be constant change. I’m like, well, take things as they come. And working at a startup is not 9-to-5; it’s more like 8:30-6, working really hard."

How’s your commute?

"I actually have an awful commute. I have to walk about five minutes from my apartment down the street to my office. The traffic can be terrible."

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