Florida Trend NEXT: Real Jobs, Real Young People

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Want to know about the jobs real Florida students get after graduation? Getting a good education, whether you decide to work in the field you studied or not, can lead to all kinds of great careers. Here are four young people who pursued more education after high school and landed jobs they enjoy.

Tiffany Brown, 21
Graduate Nurse
Health First Palm Bay Community Hospital , Palm Bay
Graduate, Keiser University
A.S. Nursing

“While at Keiser University, I did my practicum clinicals at Health First Palm Bay Community Hospital. The staff was so helpful and I knew from the start that it was definitely the place where I wanted to work. I was hired as a graduate nurse in the progressive-care unit.”

Tamara Chaplin, 22
Student Services Professional
Lake-Sumter Community College Graduate,
Lake-Sumter Community College
A.A. Elementary Education
Senior, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Majoring in Elementary Education, expected graduation in May 2009

“I’m working at Lake-Sumter Community College in the student services office to support myself while I’m finishing up at the University of Central Florida. I started college at LSCC and it was a great place for me to begin. I earned my A.A. in elementary education and am one of the first students who were able to benefit from UCF’s DirectConnect program. As a student at UCF, I have earned a 4.0 GPA and serve on the President’s Leadership Council. After completing my B.S. in elementary education, I hope to pursue my Master’s in either higher education or social work.”

Tremayne Stamper, 22
Software Design Engineer
Hewlett Packard Houston, TX
Graduate, Florida A & M University
B.S. Computer Engineering

“I work on different software applications, whether it is enhancing them or creating a new application structure. My technical skills are challenged daily. In the next five years, I plan to receive my Master’s degree in computer engineering while moving up in my department.”

Francisco Villalta, 24
Assistant Produce Manager
Publix Super Markets Inc., Orlando
Graduate, Valencia Community College
A.A. Architecture

“I came to Publix for a summer job in high school and decided to stay because it’s a really great place to work and offers good pay and benefits. Publix has given me the tools to be successful and opportunities to learn and grow. My store manager really encouraged me, so I applied for the management program. Now, I’m the assistant produce manager in my store. Even though I enjoyed studying architecture, I definitely want to stay with Publix. I’m earning more money than my friends.”


–Ashley Cisneros
Ashley Cisneros is a co-founder of Chatter Buzz Media, an Orlando Internet marketing firm that helps companies and organizations engage with their target markets through inbound marketing via the Internet. Chatter Buzz Media, which won the Social Madness competition for the Orlando small business market, is a full-service digital marketing firm specializing in website design, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing and content creation. Prior to founding Chatter Buzz, Ashley worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, technical writer, marketing manager, public relations practitioner and freelance journalist. To see Ashley’s content writing, visit www.ashleycisneros.com. You can also reach Ashley on her Google profile.

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About the Author:

Ashley Cisneros Mejia is a journalist, entrepreneur and marketer. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later as an editor at Florida Trend business magazine. Ashley has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2009, as a technical writer, marketing manager, and public relations practitioner. She also founded two digital marketing agencies in Orlando. Named one of Orlando’s 40 Under 40 and honored by the Women’s Executive Council of Orlando for achievements in media and communications, Ashley earned a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.

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