Ast Shango

Communications Associate

In middle school, I decided I was going to become a publicist, Dwyane Wade’s publicist to be exact. I had no idea what the job really entailed, but I knew in the future that’s what I wanted to do. I held on to that dream all throughout high school even though most people thought I wanted to be a “publisher” when I expressed my career aspirations. Through the Posse Foundation, I attended Babson College on a full-tuition scholarship. Out of all the Posse NY partner schools, I chose Babson for two reasons. One, it was one of the closest options. Two, I believed attending a business school would give me a greater chance of getting a job after college. In 2015, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and no job. Although I searched desperately for a job to jump-start my career, I only landed in internships and short-term positions. It wasn’t until two years later that I accepted my first full-time job.

As someone who has had many internships, I know the importance of getting exposure to a career before settling into a career. The internships I landed post-graduation were crucial in showing me what I want from a job and what I could contribute. I may not be D Wade’s publicist, but I’m happy to be helping build awareness for NAF and the great work being done to make students future ready.