Sherrie Weitzman, National Advertising Manager, Cadillac
Tell us about your first real job out of college. What was the position? How did you get your start?
I actually received my undergraduate degree in education, so I was a substitute teacher for a year. By the time I received my MBA from Wayne State University, I was gainfully employed at D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles – one of the leading international agencies at the time, with a big office in suburban Detroit, servicing the Pontiac and Cadillac accounts for General Motors. I actually knew someone who knew someone who worked at DMB&B who got me an interview with the research group. So, my first “real job” was a research analyst. A good place to learn a lot and stay under the radar while learning. But within a year, I rose up a floor, and up the ladder to Account Executive on the NBD (National Bank of Detroit) account.