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Katie Stone

Katie Stone

Texas OnCourse

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Katie's work combines: Education, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Communications Associate

I write the content on my organization's website, social media, email and print communications.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Central Gwinnett High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science and Government, General

    Tulane University

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

Bachelor's Degree: Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    In college I saw a documentary that made me passionate about education reform.

  • 2.

    I joined the national volunteer service (AmeriCorps) and taught an after school program for underserved high schoolers. I loved my students, but wished I was better at helping them.

  • 3.

    I realized I could do behind the scenes work in education, and started asking for opportunities in writing and event planning.

  • 4.

    I tried to work in fundraising for a while, and found it wasn't a good cultural fit for me.

  • 5.

    I used all of the experience I had created to get a job doing what I wanted to do - called "content marketing," which is mostly writing - part time.

  • 6.

    I did a good job in my part time position and was granted a full time marketing position with an education-based non-profit.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    that creative professions were too competitive, so I should focus on learning practical skills.

  • How I responded:

    Because I was told creative professions were too competitive, I just majored in what I was good at in school. Looking back, those things were just as impractical as art or creative writing, and in fact more so because they have no practical applications. If your passion is creative, follow it in college. The worst case scenario is that you're like me, working in a field unrelated to your major.