Undergraduate Institution and Major:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and Marketing
Why I Chose Annenberg:
I chose Annenberg because it's the best public relations programs in the country. My PR professor in college told me to aim for the big cities and basically "go big or go home." Here I am, about to graduate from an amazing M.A. program and living in Los Angeles.
Highlights of the SPR Program:
I've met amazing friends and inspirational professors and have made connections that I hope to keep throughout my entire life.
Put yourself out there. Don't be afraid to meet new people, whether it’s for your personal life or for a professional benefit. Never think too little of yourself. Take this opportunity to truly reinvent or just invent/find yourself. The MSPR program has really taught me that the sky is the limit.
I would love to find a job that I enjoy doing day in and day out. My experience up until now has taught me that not every day will be easy, but if you're doing something that you love with people that you enjoy spending long days with, everything will come together in a meaningful way. My goal is to eventually head a PR team either in-house or at an agency or run my own firm. I’m still trying to figure out my niche in the PR realm, but I have no doubt that the skills that I learned at Annenberg will help me succeed no matter what I end up doing.