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My Dream Job

My dream job is to basically be the real life Olivia Pope, minus the scandals of course. But seriously, I love everything about crisis management and having to creatively think on my feet to provide the best outcomes. In addition to being the go-to person if you want to get your image on track, I want to have my own specialty public relations firm, be an author, and teach public relations and diversity at colleges & universities.

To shine among others I will be gaining as much experience as I can with public relations, management, and media relations. I can definitely admit I have worked my butt off to have the resume I have upon graduation this May. I realized if you want to succeed in public relations you have to be a workaholic who breathes networking and branding yourself. Though, if I could start all over I would focus more on school and take so much stress off of myself. At the same time I’m proud to be graduating with 7 internships, 3 relevant advertising, marketing, and media positions, and over 6 leadership roles. After graduation I plan to work in an agency learning all the skills I need to run and manage a firm, then I plan to advance in a top pr firm learning the executive side. After 2 years working in a firm, I will be enrolling to get a masters degree. In addition to advancing my education, I will be doing projects and networking on the side to build my credibility and knowledge, and I begin mapping out the launch of my own firm.

What am I doing now to achieve this? Basically, I work my butt off. Currently, In addition to taking 16 hours, I am the founder and coordinator of Women Of Worth…Pathways to Confidence mentorship organization for freshmen females, the public relations intern for the Georgia Southern City Campus, the social media marketing intern for the Single Wives Club non-profit organization, and the media relations specialist for the Connie Stokes for Lt. Governor campaign. Hopefully one day all the work will pay off!

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Spring Break ’14

For it to be my last spring break as a undergrad college student you would think I had awesome plans to “turn up” somewhere. Nope! For my spring break I have interviews scheduled in Atlanta and will be applying for jobs. I know it sounds boring but I had to think smart. My car is messed up and currently in Atlanta waiting to get fixed so there is no way I can drive to interviews on random weekends. So, I made a plan to apply for jobs and try to schedule as many interviews as I can during spring break when I know I’ll be home.

I am actually excited to go home because I have an interview with my dream job! As nervous as I am, I am confident about the position I’m applying for because I have worked hard to be able to qualify. I’m just hoping that confidence is received as passion and I get the position!

Other than that, I have a few other interviews and I get to meet my mentor in real life for the first time! My mentor’s name is Dr. Kay Green and she does book tours, motivational speakers, is a professor, and has new own marketing firm! I first met this lady when I interned with her publicist, and shortly after I asked would she be my mentor because she is everything I want to become. Her publicist was in South Carolina and she was always on the road so that’s why I never got to meet her, so this is a big deal.

If I weren’t going home to Atlanta to be all responsible and what not, I would definitely be in Miami. There is just something about looking cute with the sun beaming, sunglasses on your face, and a drink in your hand. Hopefully, I will be able to go to Spring Break for Memorial weekend but if not…I’ll just be dreaming.

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Life before the Social Media Takeover

It’s so sad to say, but I can’t remember what life was like before social media. Every since I can remember I have always had an online profile, because before Facebook and Twitter, there was Myspace. I have always been sort of a computer geek I guess, I was a Sims fanatic. There is no way I could forget about Sims, Sims2, and even Sims3! If you aren’t familiar with Sims, it is an interactive computer game where you can control virtual human beings throughout their life. Sims had to be the best game ever to play as a child, you can do everything from having your sim apply for a job to getting married.

Before I played Sims I used to go to Barbie.com and personalize barbies that look like me in different outfits. I would have a vintage barbie, a glamorous barbie, and probably even a sporty barbie. I loved to change the eye shadow colors to match the outfits, and finding all the matching accessories.

Let’s see, before I was playing around on the computer I was laying on the floor right in front of tv like I didn’t have 20/20 vision, playing my playstation. I just loved to play the crash bandicoot games, mario, and any action filled game that was similar. And then of course, in the old days before I was in the house getting into mischief, my mom had me enrolled with Girls Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club. I always liked interacting with other people, making new friends, and having fun after school.

Now that I think about it, life before social media was more personable and free. Nowadays everyone is glued to their phones, laptop, and/or tablet.

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Topic of the Week – PRCA 3334 – Before the Internet

Topic Of The Week

Adventures in Public Relations

beforegoogle

This particular topic of the week is for PRCA 3334.

Most of you are old enough to remember a world before Facebook and Twitter. Think back to before you were using social media. What was your life like then? What did you do instead? Can you imagine not having these types of platforms now? Why or why not? How has your life changed since the emergence of social media? Have the changes been for the better, worse, otherwise?

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Public Relations in the media

With all of the different aspects and roles in the field of public relations, it is definitely much more broader than people realize. This is primarily why I love public relations, because there is so many different components. In relations to the media, I have never seen public relations negatively portrayed, but it also does get half the credit it deserves.

I’ve met several professionals across various industries who don’t understand the purpose of Public Relations, and even think it’s not needed. It’s offensive to me that as a growing public relations professional there are people who don’t see me as a business person because of my field.

How public relations is portrayed in the media varies on the show you are watching. Some shows make pr professionals look like nothing more than party people, thrill seekers, and those who are known to be scandalous or unethical for a good cause. Let be clear, public relations does not change the truth, it merely promotes the positive message in the given situation or task. Also there is more to public relations than going to socials, networking, and planning events.

Growing as a Public Relations students and gaining all my “real world” experience with internships, I’ve realized no business can prosper without public relations, and everything in a business centers around it. On the plus side, there are great shows like “Scandal”. Though there are a lot of scandalous and unethical situations in the show, I don’t doubt the amount of seriousness because take Olivia Pope and her job. She is a complete BEAST at campaigns and knows esactly how to pitch to the right audience and do ground research. Essentially the show highlights Olivia’s job of building and maintaining relationships, as well as strategizing  and getting the right attention.

I personally would not involve myself in anything unethical or scandalous, because I know the importance of my image. Any professional’s credibility can be ruined faster than it was built. I think it’s more important to not only promote a brand but to also be a brand as well.

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