My road in life has been direct.
First, I worked at my college newspaper, took classes focused on PR and got involved with PRSSA.
Then I got internships in PR and Comms.
Then I got my first job out of college at a PR firm.
Then I got a job doing PR and Comms at Capital One.
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Communications Manager

I help tell our company's story through media.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

No two days are alike - but in any given day I might be working with a reporter on a story they are writing that features Capital One or pitching them story ideas; creating a PR campaign for one of our products or initiatives; or developing messaging documents and strategy on ways we can raise the positive public reputation of our company.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get internships in public relations or communications -- even if you aren't majoring in that field, so many backgrounds can lead to PR, so it would be good to try it out for a few months to see if you're interested in the work.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: