The elevator pitch – we all have one, or at least we should. That quick and concise self-introduction is similar to the posts you or your business craft on social media. You get 30 seconds to talk about yourself with the hopes of winning the listener’s interest. You want to be memorable and engaging. Ultimately, […]
From teaching in Tokyo to working in broadcasting in New York to a public relations internship in Seattle, my professional experience has largely been a result of good, old-fashioned networking. But probably not the kind of networking you’re thinking about. While professional connections are important, I’ve found that leveraging my personal network has been surprisingly […]
Expectations. Also known as those bars you set for yourself (and sometimes others) that always have a way of jumping out of the box and surprising you. Leading up to my first day as an intern in the Weber Shandwick Seattle office, I thought I knew what was coming. As my first PR agency […]
It’s all about who you know. Coming from a family with a long history of working in PR, I have heard this phrase countless times. But it was only recently, as I applied for my first job outside of college, that I realized how absolutely essential networking is in this field. I recently graduated college […]
One of my favorite movies of all time is the comedy Hitch. While the movie centers around a date-doctor (Hitch) and his tale of trial and error, there’s a lot you can takeaway and apply to other areas of your life, including the interview process. I treat interviews the same way that Hitch advises his […]
Life is a juggling act. From staying fed and sheltered, to spending time with family and friends, to exploring the great outdoors, to volunteering at a charity – there’s always multiple balls (of life) to keep in the air at any one time. Having taken a non-traditional path to my internship (majoring in journalism and […]
We recently presented at a UW’s PRSSA meeting to discuss the transition from college to agency life and broke it down into 15 tips. We focused on three phases – how to brand yourself, tips on getting an internship and tips for navigating agency life. They seemed to catch on, so we’re sharing them widely.