Scripps PRSSA was more than pleased to welcome Angela Krile from Krile Communications to speak to the Chapter.
Angela is President of Krile Communications, a consulting firm specializing in communications strategy, marketing and public relations and based just a few miles north of here in Sugar Grove, Ohio. During her nearly 20-year career, Angela has worked with clients that span the globe and range from small, local non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 Companies and international art exhibitions. Angela’s clients have included such familiar names as The Coca-Cola Company, Cirque du Soleil, DreamWorks, the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, Telhio Credit Union and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Follow her on Twitter @angkrile!
Key highlights include:
- Take some time to enjoy your time on campus. You’re only here for a short time and it flies by.
- Don’t assume that your required classes are the only ones you should take!
- Two things you should be well versed in: politics and sports
- Don’t walk into a meeting and immediately think you should be on your phone or laptop. Use that time to connect with the people around you!
- Keep in touch with the people you meet at your internships. Write them a hand written note and thank them for your time interning with them.
- Don’t limit yourself to what you’ve learned at your internship or your prior expectations. Step outside of your comfort zone!
- Don’t forget to use your resources!
- Start your job search early. It doesn’t hurt to reach out to companies now and do informational interviews.
- “Don’t start the Monday after graduation.” Take some time after graduation to reset.
- Don’t fall into the competition trap.
- “Be you and be the best version of yourself that you can be.”
- If you start your own business one day, don’t assume that your employees love it just as much as you do.
- Remember that the people come first and the work comes second.
- Delegation is really important. Pick and choose what you like and what you don’t.
- “Take the things that you’re good at and the things you really like and you will be fulfilled at work.”
- “There is no such thing as work life balance. Figure out where you are and be present at that time.”
- Don’t try to do it alone. Ask for help if you need it!
Sydney Davis is a senior studying strategic communication and the current VP of Public Relations for Scripps PRSSA. Follow her on Twitter @_sydneyadavis!