Hello, there! I can’t wait to get started in the world of public relations. After graduating from GVSU in 2018 with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations, I am ready to expand my skillset, learn more about the industry, and have fun along the way.
I am a proud Metro-Detroiter with a desire to work in my community. From automobiles, healthcare, diverse cultures, and athletics, Metro Detroit has it all. It is the perfect place to begin my journey in the PR world.
GVSU has given me ample opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. During my collegiate years, I created full-length campaigns for clients, lead a team that won third place in the Arthur W. Page Case Study Competition, and I held an executive board position in my school’s PRSSA chapter.
I also developed an interest in several key areas during college. Firstly, I became interested in the automotive industry. I was selected to participate in General Motor’s “Discover Your Drive” student journalism experience and attend the North American International Auto Show during press week. I enjoy writing about the automotive industry, especially how it relates to consumer trends.
I also gained an interest in diversity, especially in the workplace. I helped create a survey, statistical report, webpage, and press release for my PRSSA chapter that seeks to increase diversity within GVSU PRSSA. I also proposed the topic for my team’s award-winning case study entry: Target’s transgender bathroom policy. Through my education and actions, I am now more aware of the importance of diversity in the workplace and am ready to help address the issue.
Multigenre writing is another interest that has developed during my college years. I have gained experience writing outside the classroom by writing press releases, poetry, and articles (all of which have been published). From statistical reports, case studies, and to blogs, I discovered that writing is a skill that can constantly be developed and explored.
Lastly, I gained an interest in helping my community. I learned that I can use my voice, time, and treasure to improve those around me. I helped mentor youth in the Grand Rapids area through Pals Student Mentors. This experience showed that so many people around me don’t have the same opportunities and advantages as I do. I gained an appreciation of volunteerism.
My collegiate experience has prepared me to be a positive member, and eventually leader, in my community and profession. After receiving my degree, I can’t wait to finally roll up my sleeves and begin the next chapter of my life.