For the past 9 months, I've been a part of a booming content marketing startup called Digital Press. I've had the opportunity to assist co-workers with various assignments including, but not limited to, the following areas: digital marketing, data analytics, content marketing, social media marketing, writing, and client outreach. I am also responsible for curating client outreach emails, building schedules, and editing our Medium publication, Minutes which serves the business community through a collection of stories, insights, and lessons learned about entrepreneurship, productivity, professional development, and more. Through my experience thus far, I've learned to build leads, market our services to potential clients, manage social media, among others.
Back in the summer of 2016, I was fortunate enough to receive an internship position with NBC Universal at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. As a student of communications with an interest in journalism, the internship was eye-opening. I was able to work alongside renowned reporters like Lester Holt, and got to hang out with one of my current favorite SNL personalities, Michael Che and Colin Jost. Working directly with NBC's Head of Talent, I helped with writing and production of programs like the Today Show, MSNBC, Morning Joe, among others. The internship gave me an unparalleled insight into the communications world, specifically communications within the political realm.
Aside from stellar academics, I chose John Carroll University for athletics. I spent four years as a part of JCU's football program and was part of the 2016 conference championship team. Being a student-athlete, I learned the value of team-building, leadership and overcoming adversity. Balancing sports and schoolwork taught me to time-manage, stay organized and build productive habits that I will carry into the professional world.
I was fortunate enough to be one of seven students selected as a representative of John Carroll University's Tim Russert Department of Communications. The council is responsible for curating a professional development program for communications students. Our mission is to prepare communications students for life after college, focusing primarily on professionalism, integrity, and leadership. Through this experience, I was able to collect data from students concerning their thoughts for the future of the department, help run events like resumé workshops and more. This helped me develop the event planning skills and analytical skills, among others.