Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Graduated from high school.
Went to college and knew I wanted to write for a living, but wanted some knowledge in business.
I eventually got a job in Store Operations at Disneyland and stayed there for over two years while being full-time in school.
I got an HR internship at a local convention center and got the Feature Editors Assistant position at my school's newspaper, the Daily Titan.
After my internship and position ended, I decided to focus on my career and leave my job at Disneyland.
I got an Editorial Assistant position at the Orange County Business Journal and an writing internship at Orange Coast Magazine.
I saw a post about an opening at Taco Bell, went for it, and got the job before graduating college.
I recently graduated and feel so lucky to work for an amazing company like Taco Bell.

Career

Internal Communications Contractor

I help write recognition stories while communicating with the RSC about all things Taco Bell.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

My day-to-day is growing as I become more familiar with the company. I continuously write recognition stories, creating a "Did You Know" document for the Field throughout each experience, I keep in contact with many departments to ensure their event, recognition, etc. is put on the internal monitors, all while assisting my team with newsletter edits or any other needs.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Once you finally know what you want to do, run for it. Never stop chasing it until you achieve it, even if it seems impossible. Sometimes, you'll end up with something even better than what you ever imagined.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I never believed in myself until I started to visualize what could be. I used to always think negatively. For instance, I would say, "There is no way I could possibly get that job" and when I kept thinking like that the outcome would actually be negative."

Interviewed By

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