I consider myself a problem solver. I believe that’s why I’m so attracted to public relations.
My particular area of interest is issues and crisis management, but almost any area of P.R. fascinates me. From the immediacy of social media to the stunning effectiveness of publicity — both good and bad — I love involving myself with the communication process of the organizations to which I’m committed.
My attraction to stress and my competitive nature have driven me to triathlons as a way to outsource my high levels of energy. I think that’s also the reason I’m drawn to crisis communication. If I’m not planning a P.R. campaign, reading up on current events or Tweeting — for myself or one of the organizations I’m committed to — then I’m probably in the pool or out for a run. But don’t worry, I still have time for a social life.
What am I doing right now? Juggling two internships, my edit nights at the Technician and my constant need to Tweet — for one of the four accounts that I manage. My commitment to all things P.R. never ends, but that’s because I never want it to.
My qualifications include:
- An extensive knowledge of social media (cultivated through my internship with Triangle Entrepreneurship Week)
- A good writing ability (evidenced on this website)
- Knowledge of AP style (thanks to certain classes at N.C. State)
- A background in event planning (currently I am the Event Coordinator-elect for PRSSA. I also have planned three student lead worship services for the Raleigh BCM.)
For a more extensive list, check out my resumé.
Don’t believe me? Well, if you want a second opinion, just ask these people (for their contact information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Jenn Sheehy, Vice President of Crisis and Issues Management at Cone Communications
- Bob Larson, Communication Lecturer at N.C. State University
- Richard Booker, Campus Minster for Raleigh Area Baptist Campus Ministries
- Emanuel Brunson, DELTA’s LearnTech Help Desk Coordinator
- Tom Beam, Student Life Coordinator for N.C. Baptist Men