Get This Girl a Job

Finding Your Path | S1E8 GTGAJ feat. Stephanie Bramer

Welcome to the eighth episode of Get This Girl a Job! In this podcast, Rosana and I interview recent college graduates to talk about the steps they took to get their first jobs in different industries. The questions follow the development of their career from their first year of college, to how their field of study changed, to the internships they had over the summer, to how they got hired for their very first job! We take turns conducting interviews, and every third week, we co-host a mini-episode answering questions from the audience.

Redefining Your Purpose

I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Bramer for today’s episode of Get This Girl a Job.


Stephanie graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a degree in apparel merchandising and is now working at Von Maur as an associate buyer. She found her way to fashion after transferring schools and shares her wisdom on being open to new experiences so that you can ultimately find the path that is meant for you.


“Keeping your mind open and being willing to try new things is so important,” Stephanie says. “Maybe….don’t have a set plan and see where life takes you. Because you aren’t going to fail, and if you do fail, you are only one step closer to succeeding.”

Since recording this podcast, Stephanie has been promoted to junior dress buyer and is continuing to make a great contribution to the company.

You can listen to the episode on Soundcloud and iTunes! Please subscribe and rate so that more people can find Get This Girl a Job!

To submit questions to be answered in our joint episode, fill out our form here or tweet them to us @xoxorosana_blog.

A huge thank you to Stephanie Bramer for sharing her story, and to Stephanie Dorris for designing our logo.

Hi! I'm Katie Melbourne. I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and currently attend Yale University majoring in Physics and Astronomy. Rosana Rabines and I are co-hosts of the Get This Girl a Job podcast, created to help demystify the job search for recent female college graduates. With a combined interest in scientific research and communication, my career goals involve working toward the advancement of science through policy development and public education.

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