My Journey Post College Started at a Daycare and Ended in Tech PR
Finding a job when you graduate from college can be an exhausting and scary process. When I graduated from the University of Rhode Island, I had no idea of what the next year would bring. Upon finishing school with a BA in Public Relations, I had completed 3 different internships in various fields of PR and having this knowledge and background I thought I was going to land a job right after I graduated – needless to say, my post-college journey didn’t go quite as I expected.
I moved back home to New York in May and got to work filling out countless applications, went on several interviews, and nothing. I was told again and again that I didn’t have “quite” enough experience. I pondered over this answer for months. How was anyone just graduating and starting their career supposed to have enough experience?
I started getting used to hearing the word “no” and I questioned whether PR was the career path I was supposed to be on.
I spent my summer working at a daycare and getting my daily baby fix, but I knew in my heart that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing. I left work each day knowing something was missing from my life, I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I had called Rhode Island home for the last 4 years and I knew I wanted to move back there someday.
Fast forward a few months and I came to Caster for an interview.
I walked in and instantly felt at home. Everyone at the office greeted me with such big smiles and talked to me like they were really interested in what I had to say. When 3 hours went by and I was still in the interview talking to these women as if I had known them for years, I knew this outcome would be different.
PR is an industry I feel I have a good grasp on – technology on the other hand, was something completely new to me. I knew that this job would challenge me in ways I had never been – terms like “smart factory” and “IoT” were thrown around casually and I was eager to learn more about what they were.
Instead of letting that discourage me, I’ve pushed myself to learn about these new industries: I find myself reading about different fields of technology at home when I’m on the couch. It has become a field of expertise that I never knew I loved until coming to Caster. So far at Caster I’ve learned how much really goes on behind the scenes at a PR agency. There is so much knowledge and detail that goes into every pitch, email, client phone call, and even a social media post. I’ve learned so much in one month, and I can’t wait to see what I learn in the months to come.
While working for Caster I hope to not only excel in this industry, but to excel as a person. I am blessed to be learning from such an amazing team. I cannot wait to see what my future holds at Caster, but if it is anything like this first month, I know I am right where I belong.
Follow along with me on twitter as I embark on this new journey. @Rebeccadiloren2