After spending three years building my resume with internships, jobs and extracurricular activities, it’s time to start thinking about the real world. I had some great feedback about the blog I kept in London, although it lasted only a few weeks. I’m going to do my best to use this blog to chronicle the experiences of my senior year, balancing 30hrs/week of work, a full time class schedule and what I’d like to consider a blossoming social life… All while hoping and praying I’ll land the job of my dreams by the time I graduate. Can I do it? Let’s hope.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In the Spirit of Full Disclosure

In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel it is important to link to my past blogging experiences to establish myself here before I go too far. First, it will give you a better idea of my experiences, and second, it will help you to get a feel for my tone. For a blog that started with a promise that was rapidly extinguished, my study abroad blog entitled Erin Goes to London is a great example. I was super enthusiastic about it at first, but as the lure of travel and fun experiences began to occupy more and more of my time, my blog was sacrificed. I'm hopeful that this new blog will enjoy a bit more success and longevity.

On a more professional note, my internship afforded me the opportunity to have two bylines on the Dunkin' Donuts blog, which I've linked to below:
Seven Donut WonDDers From DD's Around the World
It’s ALWAYS Time to Make the Donuts: Meet Rick Golden, Our Modern Day Fred the Baker



Wednesday, September 21, 2011


So. It’s half way through September of senior year. I’m moved in, I’m settled into the swing of things, and I’m freaking out about the future. This is it. My final chance to enjoy college and live a relatively worry-free life. In about a year, loan bills will start rolling in, and with each payment I make I am determined that I will feel the experiences of the last four years were worth the price tag.

As a PR major, I love to plan. As a PR major, it is also difficult to plan because many jobs won’t consider you until you are a month or two away from graduation. So now, I wait. I plan. I enjoy life. And I hope that all the jobs, internships, and extracurricular activities will be worth it.

Who am I am why am I writing this? Well… at the very basic level, I am a college student who tends to procrastinate from school work... Not because I don’t think it is important, but mostly because I have so many other things going on in my life. I always manage to get it all done on deadline with good marks, so it isn’t a huge concern. I also love to write. I am hoping I can use this blog to help me have productive procrastination… And I know I have a blog assignment coming up later in the semester… so really I’m not even procrastinating!

Well… I could spend several hundred words describing who I am, my life experiences, and what I hope to do in the future. OR I could just show you the single document that is going to define me to every HR person I’ll interact with. I’ll begin my introducing myself the way that I will be introduced going forward. I want to start my blog the way I will begin my career, with my resume. As time goes on, I’ll share my experiences, a bit about my personal life, and my thoughts on the PR world, but as in the work place, I want to feel things out to decide what the right balance is. So, for now, you can view my resume here. And visit my page on LinkedIn.