How one woman invented her own job

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Mandy Jenkins didn’t go to a big university (she’s a Kent State grad) and she says she didn’t have an impressive portfolio, either. So when Jenkins began her post-graduate job search, she also started learning about multimedia.

That self-education has paid off. Jenkins’ savvy skills have created job positions and landed jobs that will ensure a successful career. She now works as social media producer at, a new website startup that has the attention of of the media world. The TV-affliliated website delivers local news and community information for Washington, D.C.