My over five years of working my way up in maurices has been rewarding experience as I have taken advantage of its growth opportunities. What began as a part-time, “fun” job turned out to shape my career in a greater way than I anticipated. My job allows me to not only use the skills I gained while earning my degree, but also to grow as a leader. My favorite thing about my job is leading my store's marketing and community engagement events. I organize and implement benefit fashion shows, as well as act as the store's liaison for community events, particularly Relay for Life. I also enjoy developing my management skills and consider a career in management more each day. However, I am mostly interested in finding opportunities where I can apply my public relations, event planning and leadership skills at a greater level.