In August 2010 I will graduate from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism: Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. As I prepare to graduate and begin my career in public relations, I do so with a passion for the field, a strong moral compass, and a desire to grow and refine my skills. I am technologically savvy and look forward to combining both the tradtional and contemporary aspects of public relations in my career. I aspire to pursue a career that is exciting, rewarding, and above all interesting.
I am currently searching for an internship or entry-level position in the public relations, events management, publicity or communications fields. I like the idea of serving as an intermediary between an organization and its publics. One thing I've learned is that two-way communication and transparency is always something to strive for, which is a new and fundamental shift in the public relations field. I've also been exposed to social media and have begun to understand it's importance, potential and relevance for a public relations practitioner. In addition to social media, my specialties include strategic planning, writing and media relations. This is an exciting time for the communications field and I am anxious to apply what I have learned at the University of Oregon. One of the greatest aspects of public relations is that it is incredibly broad. While I am open to gaining experience in several different facets of the field, at this point I am particularly interested in gaining some entry-level agency experience. I am also interested in theatre and arts publicity, communication and outreach. I grew up performing in community theatre productions, and pursuing a career in this type of public relations and marketing would be a great way to combine both of my passions.
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