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#FSUGirlBoss: Olivia Caputo

A couple weeks ago, we talked about what steps we should take to be on our way to #GirlBoss status, but this week I spoke with Olivia Caputo, a senior here at Florida State and a certified #GirlBoss, to get an insight into the experiences she’s had and what advice she has to offer.

Name: Olivia Caputo

Year: Senior

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

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Her Campus (HC): Hi Olivia! Thanks for talking with us. You’re in your senior year at FSU with graduation right around the corner, what are some things you’ve been involved with here that have shaped your experience?

Olivia Caputo (OC): I think what has shaped my college experience the most are the friends I’ve made and the professional experiences I’ve had along the way. It’s so important to look at your friends as your ally when entering the workforce, not as your competition. I’ve also had two internship experiences that have helped me learn what I really enjoy and I’ve also figured out what I don’t want in a future career.

HC: You spent this past summer interning for the New York Yankees, what was that experience and working in such a big city like?

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OC: This past summer, I interned at The Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network) and it was an incredible experience. I was working mostly out of Stamford, Conn. because that’s where the studio is, but I had opportunities to go to the office in Manhattan as well. I have always been a huge Yankee fan, so it was a dream to be working for a network that covers the franchise. YES Network is the largest regional sports network and they also cover the Brooklyn Nets and NYCFC, but I spent 95% of my time as an intern covering the Yankees, which was so awesome.

HC: That opportunity sounds incredible! What did you learn as an intern and is that industry where you see yourself ending up?

OC: Last year, I had an internship in Tallahassee at WCTV, so I’ve had two television internships that were very different. I was able to work in different areas to see what aspects of the business I like and what aspects of the business I don’t like. I’m now very certain that I either want to start my career on-air or as a writer.

HC: For people looking to land an internship, what advice would you offer?

OC: Since internships are extremely competitive, the best advice I could give is to look into the company you’re interested in on LinkedIn and see if you have any connections. Send emails to as many people as you can to make a connection or to try to get connected to the right person.

HC: You’ve gained quite a following on social media, what type of brands do you work with and what is that like?

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OC: I love social media and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands which makes it that much more exciting. Lately, I have been working with DIFF Eyewear, Fashion Nova, Windsor and other brands. It feels really good to know that those brands see the content I create and want me to do what I do to promote their products. It’s a huge compliment and something I really love to do.

HC: Wow that is so cool! I love those brands. With the experiences you’ve had, what is the best piece of advice someone has given you that you’ve used?

OC: The best piece of advice I have ever received is to treat others the way you want to be treated. You never know what someone else is going through and you never know who you will meet again so it’s important to be kind to everyone.

HC: So true and so important! To wrap things up, where do you see yourself after graduation?

OC: I’m still working on my plans for after graduation, so I don’t have a solid answer for that right now. I am working my hardest to secure either one last internship or a job that I will love from the get-go.

HC: Best of luck to you and thank you so much for sitting down with us and giving us inside scoop on what it means to be a #GirlBoss!

OC: Thank you! I’m happy I could help.

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