November 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This past month has been crazy.
I’ve spent a lot of time visiting my friends who are away at different schools and I’ve been trying to work more hours in order to afford the holiday season..
Unfortunately, my fun time and money making time has left very little time for my blog, school work, and all the motivation that fueled both.
I realized this shortage of activity and interest today when I was sitting in my Principles of Public Relations class. My professor was talking about consumer relations and the importance it has on PR and I was so interested and invested in the discussion that I realized THIS is my passion. I love this field, I love this coursework, I love talking about PR and companies and business, and not only do I love it.. I’m inspired by it. This is such an important part of myself and I regret neglecting it so much for the past few weeks.
With that said, all I can do from here is improve. I need to focus more on my schoolwork.. but more importantly more on my career choice. I need to allow myself to indulge again on PR and it’s practices through my favorite companies and organizations and I need to continue to find the motivation and passion that will allow me to do so. My grades are essential to graduating but my undying interest in the field is essential to becoming successful.
This post is mainly personal, and for my own benefit. It’s just a reminder to myself to get back on track and remember how important it is to progress and succeed in the field I LOVE.
~~From Katie, To Katie
October 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I don’t actually have any advice.. yet.
What I meant by ‘advice for the PR major’ is myself seeking said advice.
I’m in a class right now called Principle of Public Relations and it’s essentially just that, the very basic foreground understanding of PR. Anyways, my professor is awesome.
She was a student at Kent State and being the nosy investigator I am, I read her bio on the Kent State JMC website and she is even more awesome than I originally thought. She served for 25 years with the CIA, no big. Basically I’m desperate to ask her questions.
I’ve recently been thinking about what aspect of PR I could possibly see myself in, and government PR is always one of my favorites that pops up. With the government shutdown, I’ve been researching a lot of politics and history of Congress and similar government issues to the one Americans are facing right now, and it has occurred to me that I can intertwine one passion (PR) with another (Politics).
Knowing that Professor Smith spent the majority of her career, before teaching, working in the government, gave me the idea to ask her questions to help me figure out and shape my own path in my career.
I talked to her after class today, and set up a meeting on Thursday to speak to her and ask her for some much needed advice. I’m extremely excited to hear what she has to say and answer my questions and I can’t wait to post about it on Thursday!
Wish me luck!
October 3, 2013 § 1 Comment
I guess after 10 posts it’s about time for me to expose to my awesome followers my TRUE life goal, above everything else.
It’s stereotypical, difficult, sought after by many, and dismissed by most relatives, living in New York.
I saw Breakfast at Tiffiany’s for the first time when I was about 13, and I was done. That movie.. and Audrey Hepburn.. there are no words (and I’m a writer)
I’ve been to the city once in my life but I know the maps like the back of my hand, I know how the subways work and what color the top of the Empire State Building is every day. I have a subscription to the New York Times and I WISH I could vote in that mayoral election. I know the street signs and the boroughs and the difference between SoHo and TriBeCa and when I was there.. once again, no words. Actually there were some tears….
I’m sharing this because I have worked very hard the past two years of college and will continue to work that hard in order to be able to get to the financial state I need to be in to move to New York as soon as possible after graduation. I have minimal loans because of my job and I already have great experience to add to a resume.
A pretty nice resume is necessary to get into the New York PR world, and I’ve known that from the start.
After seeing Breakfast at Tiffianys and realizing all my friends thought it was old and boring, I went through a period of time where I thought I was the ONLY person who saw the beauty in New York City
(even though I probably was the only 13 year old who actively envisioned standing alone on a busy street with suitcases in my hand, surrounded by thousands of people I didn’t know..)
Then, around 16ish I realized that New York City was kind of a thing. There were almost too many people who aspired to be Carrie Bradshaw/Holly Golightly/The Entire Cast of Friends, which actually really annoyed me for some reason.
I wanted New York to be only MY dream. I wanted them to BEG me to walk those streets. I thought if I worked hard in school and saved up enough money and built up a resume, then no one on this planet could stop me from that dream.
Well, the last part is probably true.. but the rest I realized was crazy. Now that I’m such a old and wise lady (yeah right) and I’ve been living in this dream for nearly 7 years, I know that just because I’m not the only person who wants to make New York their home someday, doesn’t mean that I can’t!
The more I have fallen in love with the city, the more I want other people to love it there too. I think it’s so full of possibilities and chances and choices and discovery and I can’t even imagine myself anywhere else. And now, I love the idea that other people feel that same way.
To wrap this rant up, I had an idea the other day that I’m just going to throw out there.
I have a plan, I always have a plan, and I think within this next year I’m going to start to write a book, about my goals that will get me to New York City within the next three years. And once I get there, I’ll continue the book.
I love hearing about people’s, “I moved to New York City and a hobo threw up on me on the subway” stories, And I know now that there are thousands of girls just like me making goals to get them to their big city dream.. So why not write about it?
October 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
So I currently work as a shift manager at Panera Bread in Independence, Ohio.
Sometimes the job is a little overwhelming with school, but as a future PR girl I better get used to being overwhelmed!
Anyways, the job has opened up a lot of doors for me since I’ve worked there and one of my favorite aspects of it is my involvement with the ‘Marketing Girls”.
The one in particular is named Jessica, who is so sweet and always trying to find hands on
experience for me to participate in.
Last weekend, in a city near Cleveland, was the Akron Marathon. I was so lucky to be asked by Jessica to help set up, and the experience was so fun!
I got to the marathon (very early) and set the tents up and the tables where we distributed the bagels to the runners after the race.. What was so cool about that was I got to make all of those decisions myself! They definitely weren’t difficult decisions or anything, but nevertheless when the city workers brought me four tables.. I got to pick where to put them.
Then after the manual labor portion of the day, it got really fun.
I got to talk to some people about Panera’s participation in the race and tell people about different donations and charities Panera is a part of. It was fun spreading GOOD information about a company I love and am familiar with to people who don’t know.
As if I wasn’t 100% sure PR was the right field for me, I realized on Saturday that what I love the most about it is supplying information to people about a brand or company that I adore and believe in.. I mean how can a job get any better than that?
September 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
So as in love as I already am with WordPress, my heart lies in my pinterest account.
(I like to this my mind lies in this one)
Anyways, I’d LOVE to follow more people on pinterest… Here’s my link!
September 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This is totally unrelated to anything else I promised I’d write on this blog.. but is anyone else OBSESSED with Buzzfeed?
Maybe I’m late on the buzzfeed train but oh my gosh, I could spend hours on that website.
Here are some of my favorite links:
September 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
What stories should you write to yourself?
I watched a short film in my Multimedia Techniques class the other day. In the clip, about six people shared the stories of their first kiss.
It was probably one of my favorite things I’ve seen in that class so far, and it got me thinking about doing the same thing, only in writing form.
So I came up with a list of stories that I’d want to write to myself.
- First kiss (obviously)
- Best road trip
- How I feel on a run
- Favorite birthday
- Best present I ever bought for someone else
- First huge purchase (my car!)
- College day 1 (already done)
I’m sure there’s more, I’ll add to the list.