Education

High School
Reitz Memorial
Bachelor
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, Minor in Business
Western Kentucky University

Career

Community Relations Strategist

Works with corporations and non-profits to build a stronger community

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Politics
Helping People

Day to Day

In consulting work, there is not a typical day. I currently have 3 clients that I am consulting with, and each has a different mission and goal; They hired me to do different things for them. Each day looks completely different, but every day I am in front of the computer researching and preparing projects in addition to attending meetings on behalf of my clients and building relationships.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

With being a consultant, the first step is to understand business because you will need to take care of your own business; payroll, paying taxes, and filing the right business licenses. The second piece is knowing how to build relationships, which I was able to do through volunteering. I recommend volunteering as it is a great way to meet people and use the experiences on your resume, and explore areas of interest that you might want to work in in the future.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, Minor in Business

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I was very supported by my parents in doing what I wanted and did not face much discouragement. One instance is that I didn't want to go to college and my parents made me go, but I am very grateful for that opportunity as I learned a lot."

Challenges I Overcame

Standing up for myself in the workplace

Q&A

For someone who does not know where to begin volunteering, what advice would you give?

Asked by Anthony at Roadtrip Nation

She would ask the individual "What cause do you love most? Once you pinpoint things you simply care about (animals. children, elderly), then go on the internet to call different places and ask for any volunteer opportunities they may offer.

Interviewed By

Anthony

at Roadtrip Nation