I’ve never thought of myself as a very tech-savvy person, but then again, I never really considered social media “technology”. It’s something I’ve grown up with, and I’ve become accustomed to using on a day-to-day basis. Although my friends laugh at my obsession with Facebook, I wouldn’t consider myself a digital junkie–yet. Although I enjoy working with people, it’s becoming increasingly harder to deny the impact the digital world is having on businesses, and even broader, human interaction in general. I’ve always loved to embrace change, and this is exactly that.
When I decided on the University of Michigan, I knew I wanted to be a communications major. At the time, I thought I was going to be a news anchor in a big city; however, that idea quickly was changed when I read more about the not so glamorous, very stressful side of being a journalist. After a little more research, I realized public relations was a growing area that looked really interesting to me. I decided to stick to the communications major and minor in writing, as a new dream formed. I wanted to move to New York City and become a public relations specialist for a major PR company. Although this is still a dream I have today, that job is not the same as it used to be 20 years ago. Much of what I would do as a public relations specialist would revolve around the digital world, and I’m eager to learn all that I can about it. I may not be a wiz at every social media site there is, but I’m definitely willing to learn.
Beyond this internship, I hope to take the skills that I have learned and become an accomplished businesswoman, whether that be in public relations, marketing, or something completely different. These abilities are only going to become more vital with time, and I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to intern at a company that truly cares about my success.