As part of today’s largest (and most talked about) generation, millennials are commonly defined by their profuse use of technology and abundance of media rituals. And I have to say, at age 23, I undoubtedly fit the stereotype. With a constant need to be “plugged in” and my slight addiction to social media, I’ll admit […]
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.
Last week Weber Shandwick Seattle afforded my colleague and me the opportunity to relive the most cherished of times… We woke up in the morning, grabbed our coffee cups and headed off to school—college to be exact! The University of Washington ‘Intern Thursdays’ program invited Weber Shandwick to come chat with a few rising communications […]