Katie Stone

Katie Stone

Marketing Associate


Texas OnCourse

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Studied German & had a hard year abroad in Germany. Don't want to use that, I thought!
Decided I wanted to work in education, and signed up to teach students.
Realized I get really frazzled in what we call "direct service" - working directly with people who really need me.
Started doing work outside of my job description to develop skills in writing, design and communication, so I could help in a less direct way.
Tried for a minute to work for a big fundraising office, and didn't like it! My place is with teams where I can know all of the players.
Finally settled into working in writing and communications for small, "mission driven" teams, meaning they're focused on a single goal of helping people.

Education

High School
Central Gwinnett High School
Bachelor
German, Political Science
Tulane University

Career

Marketing Associate

I manage the website and social media for an organization that helps counselors and students.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Writing
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A team of experts at my work creates cool resources for counselors and students, and I write about what they do so that we can share it on our website, social media, and more.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Once I found what I liked about my job, I did it for all sorts of places! My friends who are musicians or comedians had me help them promote their shows, and I used those writing and design samples in my portfolio to apply for jobs. This helped me specialize in tasks I actually wanted to do.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I heard that skills like writing or designing led to job paths that were too competitive, and to find something more stable."