A BIT ABOUT ME
A year ago, I was ready to graduate from Montclair State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & Public Relations. After four years of being on the Dean's List, two years of being in Lambda Pi Eta (the national communication honor's society), gaining recognition for term projects, and thriving in a fabulous internship with Little Kids Rock, I was positive that PR was the route that would lead me to success as a professional.
Graduating confidently on May 13th, 2012 was surely one of my most proud moments. However, one year later, I stand with a completely different mindset.
Post-graduation, I accepted a PR assistant position with the Morris County Park Commission. I had all the skills to perform my job well, but something was missing -- passion. Without passion, I found myself losing interest in the field I worked so hard for over the course of four years. So.. I revamped my professional life.
I learned a valuable lesson in one of my senior seminars; to never accept a job in your 'field' just for a pay check. Being happy & wanting to do your job is most important not only for your conscience but your over-all health and well-being.
My first passion is in the world of competitive cheerleading -- a sport I've been involved with my entire life. With that, I developed my own all-star cheer program at Tumble Techs LLC. (formally Rick's All American), where I had worked as a gymnastics coach throughout college. Working mainly part-time & at night, I knew this wouldn't be enough to make ends meet.
Promising myself I'd stick to my passions, I searched for a few months until I found a career in another activity I've been involved with for what seems like an eternity -- writing. Along with blog posts, social media, and lets be honest... my friend's school papers, I've always had a niche for the art of the written word. With that and my natural ability to plan, I was offered a position as a Project Coordinator (or as we like to call it "Chief Executive Hugger") with re:think.
I'm so excited to be re-starting my professional career & would love the chance to connect with all of you!
"If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke." - Brendan Francis