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MEET ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Tara Kinsella

I’m a music-obsessed, craft beer lover who would happily spend everyday on the beach. I spend too much of my time planning trips and researching my next travel destination.

ROAD TO SPITBALL

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    FIRST JOB

    BOUTIQUE ORGANIZER

    I'm pretty sure I was too young to be working this job legally but it was a great introduction to working life. I worked one day a week and perfected my steaming abilities and mastered a clean fold.

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    ITALIAN DELI CASHIER

    My love for mozzarella grew exponentially after starting this job. This is truly where I learned most of my people skills and practiced the art of patience. I mostly went so I could eat chicken parm any time I wanted.

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    PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENT SCANNER

    My summer job in college was to scan legal documents for a local law firm. I spent about 4 hours a day removing staples and the other 4 hours fixing paper jams. I listened to about 15 full podcasts while on the job that summer (this is where my love for true crime podcasts was born).

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    UNPAID THEATRE INTERN

    My dream was always to work with Broadway, some way, some how. I even took an unpaid internship that was 2.5 hours away to make that dream come true. Although I was a social media intern, I begged my supervisors to let me sit in on every client meeting. I got to see the account executives nail a presentation, get yelled at and even got applauded myself. At the end of this internship, I realized my dream to work for a Broadway specific firm was fading but my love for account services was coming into focus. On my last day, my supervisor said "why didn't you apply to be a client services intern?" Foreshadowing much?

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    MARIST COLLEGE

    STUDENT ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN OF COMMUNICATIONS

    I lucked out with my on-campus job because I got paid to sit at a desk and do my homework. Just kidding (kind of)...I worked with the most amazing professors who solidified my love for advertising. I was also the in-house graphic designer for the Comms department (Designers, just look away from that last sentence, please).

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    SPITBALL

    JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE & EVENT PLANNER

    After an internship opportunity at Spitball that unfortunately never played out (timing issues), there was something about the energy in the interview that I couldn't shake. Fun fact: I applied to the Junior AE position while I was at my other internship. Luckily, timing was now in my favor and I got another interview. Spitball has been an amazing journey of trying new things and jumping into new projects whenever I can. I've also become the official in-house event planner. I've learned more about client services than I ever knew was possible and I genuinely love coming into work everyday with this crazy crew.

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW TARA...

PARASAILED IN SWITZERLAND

Beyond amazing.

BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW TARA...

HAD A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE WHILE WHITE WATER RAFTING

Or at least that's how it felt.

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PARTICIPATED IN A MUSICAL EVERY YEAR OF MY ACADEMIC CAREER

Self-proclaimed theater nerd.

RAPID FIRE SPITBALLS

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    Interlaken, Switzerland

    The most beautiful place on earth

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    Reality TV

    My guilty pleasure

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    Chipotle

    The brand I can't live without

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    American Horror Story

    I can easily binge watch