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Need help deciding which job to take: Copywriter intern for low money or admin assist for a bit more?

I've just graduated from university. I'm now living in North Florida (for about 3 months now). I'm not too familiar with this area so I don't know too many ad agencies but luckily two have offered positions to me that require my answer asap. One company offered copywriter internship.The pay is really bad. The other company wants me as an admin assistant to creative director for substantial more money. Should I take the intern position where I'll still be able to build up my portfolio or do admin work where I'd basically work for the whole dept but neglect my personal portfolio. I've heard that it's hard to move up in ad agencies. Any advice?

Asked By: poppquorn - 10/10/2007
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Take the one where you will get more experience in your field; it sucks having the lower pay but you just graduated college so you should be used to living on a budget. Work there for a couple of years (hopefully you will be able to move up within that time and possibly stay), get as much experience doing as many... More
Answered By: Erin M - 10/10/2007
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if u are a personal assistant for some fancy director u will be in contact with lots of important people and build your own net. if u re a good worker and will show that u re smart as well i am sure very fast u will be either promoted or maybe u would be able to find something else in some other firm. well, of course u... More
Answered By: jacqueline - 10/10/2007
 
Copywriter intern - Copywriters are in high demand. I was shocked that a typical one is now making around $80,000! Good writing skills are becoming a lost art in the US. Administrative assistants are glorified secretaries. See "The Devil Wears Prada".
Answered By: noils2 - 10/10/2007
 
Knowing what I know now, and if you can survive off the pay... I'd take the copywriter intern position. With time and experience while building up your portfolio, the sky is the limit in copywriting... More
Answered By: TexGent - 10/13/2007
 
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