Most creative teams in advertising know that a perfect working partnership is very much like a great marriage. Finding that partner who "gets you" can be just as difficult as finding your soul mate...
You need to have the same ambitions, the same work ethics, the same goals, the willingness to move (or not move) and so many other things need to 'click' for it to work. There's no match.com for creatives yet, so when teams find each other, they go pretty far in trying to stick together. They might even get married!
Meet Charli Hoffmann and Alex Otis. Two students from the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn are "planning to take their work relationship to the next level". To top it all off, they're straight.
Charli is German and on October 9th her visa will expire unless she gets hired or married. Alex is an American and doesn't want her partner to leave.
The duo have sent out "Save the Dates" to many New York City advertising agencies kindly requesting they put a stop to this reluctant union; by offering the team a job and Charli a visa.
You can check Charli and Alex's adventure on their Facebook page, and see if this story really does end with them tying the knot. Or perhaps bet money on how quickly the Customs & Border Patrol will figure them out now that two straight girls announced on CIA-backed Facebook that they intend to marry just to get around the pesky VISA rules. ;)
Isn't there an after-studies 40-hours a week permit VISA one can apply for after a few years of study in the states? I had one of those. I even got Social security numbers and work permits way back in the day, forget what the rules are though, and in the decades since they might have changed.
Best of luck to the happy team.. and/or couple.