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Lauren Devitt

Lauren Devitt

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Lauren's work combines: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Communications - Community Affairs

I tell stories and create experiences that help people make an impact in the community.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Council Rock High School (North)

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    College of William and Mary

  • Graduate Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Public Relations Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Worked odd jobs in middle/high school - learned discipline, customer service, hard work.

  • 2.

    Went to college, studied English (fascinating but useless) tried not to think about the real world.

  • 3.

    Graduated in the Great Recession, wasn't sure what kind of job I wanted, applied to grad school.

  • 4.

    Got a fellowship to an English PhD program at Rutgers. (Getting paid to read Shakespeare - genius!)

  • 5.

    5 yrs + lots of self-discovery in grad school (public speaking, independence, confidence, hard work).

  • 6.

    Quit during my dissertation bc what I loved about school wasn't going to translate into the job.