Meredith Weir

Meredith Weir

Public Relations Associate


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
First, I got a solid internship while I was in college.
I was able to get an entry level job at that company, where I built my PR platform & found a mentor.
I continued to stretch & grow at a new job, but it was in an industry I didn't love. But I learned.
I finally landed at Capital One and I've been so happy, but also challenged to learn more and more.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Langley
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Miami University-Oxford

Career

Public Relations Associate

I communicate the great things our products and tools can do for our customers.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

A few key elements to a great day at my job would be learning about new and or developing things about our credit card products. My team and I take the new "news" about the products and/or tools and share it with journalists at online, print and broadcast news outlets so they can then share the news broadly with their readers (who are the people we have as customers - or even better, they're people we hope become customers!). We share our company's news!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Being a strong communicator is key for public relations. Both written and oral communication. One thing I continue to work on is how can I take some of the complicated aspects of what we're doing as company and share that in ways that everyone will understand. Being able to thinking ahead and strategically are both really important as well (seeing the big picture). Also, it really is a creative job so always being able to think outside the box about how to excite people is something that helps!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I didn't know that I would be in the Public Relations field when I was in high school. So as a first step in high school, I'd personally recommend striving to go to college to pursue some of your passions (whatever they may be!). I went to a school with a liberal arts program (so I took math, science, English, and other "core" classes) in addition to Business Undergrad classes. I loved that I got exposed to so many classes/subjects in college. From there I was able to discover my PR passion.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know if I'm up for that job."