In FSBlog’s Just Launched feature, we talk to brand new Full Sail graduates, right out the door from graduation, about what’s next for them as they head out into the workforce. This month’s Just Launched graduate is Sean Casey.
Name: Sean Casey
Degree Program: Web Design & Development
Graduation Date: June 7, 2013
First Job: I’ll be starting full-time Monday [yesterday] as a developer at AssistRX, which is right here in Orlando. They make web applications that help medical professionals streamline and facilitate the process of filling out prescriptions for special medications. I’ll be working on the back end of those web applications as a developer.
How You Got Your Foot in the Door: Back in January, the Career Development office sent me an e-mail for the opportunity to intern with AssistRX. During the original interview, they wanted to offer me a full-time position as a developer. When I told them my schedule wouldn’t allow for it, they offered me the internship knowing that I’d move to the full-time developer position after I graduated.
Before Graduation: [AssistRX] was pretty much the only internship I had. It was about three days a week, working on the web design and front end of their various products. Having an opportunity to work on the front end first before moving to the back end is a great experience, it has helped me see how the entire company works.
Down the Road: In the next year, I’ll probably still be working at AssistRX as a developer and I plan on taking on some freelance work.
Long-Term Goal: Depending on how much freelance work I get, I’d like to eventually work on my own as an independent contractor. I also want to continue working on my final project, Tailored Fitness, which is an application for trainers and gyms.