Sara Kite

Sara Kite

Communications Manager


AT&T

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I went to college to be a doctor...
But I changed my mind and thought I wanted to be a psychologist.
After I graduated from college, I wanted a break from school so I got a job with a nonprofit org.
Then after working for a few different nonprofits, I wanted to go work in corporate America.
Since I've been at AT&T, I've worked in sales, human resources and the technology departments.
Each of my jobs, though, involved "communicating" so I decided to focus my attention on doing that!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Ohio State University-Main Campus

Career

Communications Manager

I manage communications strategy and execution for Mobility Customer Service.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Writing
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

My job is to ensure that we deliver the right message, to the right people, at the right time, and in a manner in which they will receive it. To do that, I spend a lot of time talking to people so I can understand the story they want to tell or the type of response they need from their audience. My day-to-day at the office entails being on conference calls and in meetings, and I also spend quite a bit of time writing and creating presentations.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You definitely need to be able to listen and ask the right questions! You need to be able to write well (proper grammar and punctuation) and concisely. It also helps to know how to use various creative tools such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get an internship that will allow you to practice your writing and creating in a professional setting. Also, working for the school newspaper, magazine, or online publication would be great experience.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Communications or Journalism

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"No one else in your family has gone to college, so why should you?"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial