Hi! My name is Jess, I am a 20-something year-old fighting my way up the career ladder. As you can probably tell by the title of this blog, the “ladder” is the PR ladder, and I figure, there has to be more people just like me: young, hungry, hard-working…and broke! LOL But seriously, this blog is where I will chronicle all the joys (and hardships) behind starting a career in PR, from attaining an internship (non-paid or paid), wowing your boss, building a media list for the first time, work-place etiquette, creating and maintaining relationships and getting a job (which is what we all care about anyway), so a little more about me:
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a publicist to the stars, most girls wanted to be Princess Jasmin or Ariel, I wanted to be Samantha from Sex and the City (and NOT because of her over-active “love” life) , I loved what she did for a living: getting a brand coverage, utilizing her brazen attitude and quick wit to make a living. Since I learned the word “publicist” in the 6th grade, that’s what I’ve wanted to be. Years later, after giving up on my family’s dream of being a lawyer (I hate law offices) I have decided to just go for it. I got a great internship with an award-winning boutique tech and consumer PR firm in San Francisco and I decided to get this blog going. There are going to be great interviews, advice from the pros, jargon you need to know (JYNTK, as I like to call it), internships and entry-level job postings and funny anecdotes from the life of an unpaid intern; I hope you join me on this journey!
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