Everyone loves stories. Learning from others, gaining insight, and sneaking a peak into someone’s life is all a part of the fun in Communication! We learn from others, whether it be through a blog post, a Tweet, a photo, or a face-to-face conversation. We constantly tell our stories and today, Elynsey Price, UD Communication alumna from the Class of 2013, shares her’s.
Interested in telling your story? Email our Independent Study student, Keri Betters, today:email@example.com
What year did you graduate from the University of Delaware?
Last year- 2013!
Where are you currently employed?
I currently work as an Account Coordinator at Stanton Communications, a multi-specialty mid-sized Public Relations firm headquartered in Washington, DC. We serve corporations, industry associations and non-profit organizations throughout the US and abroad. We focus on education, energy, technology, health care, travel & tourism and industrial services sectors.
What are some of your every day responsibilities?
Every day I work closely with account managers and directors to execute public relations programs for our clients. I spend most of my time conducting outreach to journalists, media monitoring, coordinating interviews and briefings, assisting with event planning and developing content for social media platforms.
What is one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
When I was younger, my dream job was to be an actress!
How did the University of Delaware prepare you for the workforce?
While I certainly had some great professors and classes at UD, I truly believe that PRSSA prepared me the most for the workforce. Between guest speakers, skill slams and many opportunities to be involved on the executive board, I feel as though I received a thorough understanding of what my future career path would be like after UD.
From one Blue Hen to another, do you have any advice for current COMM students?
Find the right balance between living in the moment and preparing yourself for the future. Enjoy your time at UD now (you have the rest of your life to worry about work!)- But also make sure you take small steps to make yourself a desirable future candidate. Companies are making a big investment when they hire you!
What is one piece of advice you received that has helped you get to where you are today?
“Never give up.”
What is a favorite memory from your college years?
My favorite memory would have to be the priceless time I spent hanging out with my floor-mates freshman year. They turned out to be my best friends throughout college and even after graduation!
What is a favorite memory from a Communications class you took and who was the professor?
My favorite memory is whenever Professor Bartoo would give her infamous “Tip Time” In COMM309!
Will you be attending Alumni Weekend 2014?
Yes, of course. I can’t wait!
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