Analita Voss, a junior Illinois State University PRSSA member, keeps her own blog as a way to express her thoughts and to improve her writing skills.
Why did you start your own blog?
As a public relations major, I knew writing was essential. I wanted a way to work on my writing skills, so I started my own blog. I’m a much better writer than I was before, and I attribute that to my blogging. Some posts take me a day to write, and some I work on for a couple weeks. I work on a post for however long it takes, so I can truly express what I want to say.
What do you blog about?
I don’t have a specific niche that I write about. I blog about anything I feel that needs to be blogged about. It’s a way for me to express my opinion.
Why did you choose public relations as a career path?
My freshman year I actually wanted to be an athletic trainer. A few days before my registration date, I was talking to alumni to get their opinions on college in general. One of them told me that I would probably change my major several times throughout my college career. I realized then that I needed to figure out what I want to do. I started researching different career paths and even took career assessments. That’s how I first learned about PR. I love to write, so I started to look more into the field. The more I read about it, the more I fell in love. I switched to the public relations major and have not regretted it!
What’s the next step on your professional path?
I landed an internship for the spring semester at the David Davis Mansion. My major project will be the Annual Glorious Garden Festival’s Garden Walk. I’m pretty much in charge of planning the Garden Walk, which is the mansion’s largest fundraiser.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Having worked at COUNTRY Financial, I am familiar with a corporate environment. But I am definitely open to other areas and am very open-minded. Agency PR sounds very interesting to me, so I’m hoping that through PRSSA and the agency tour opportunities I can get a better idea of the profession.
(Visit www.analitaisms.wordpress.com to check out Analita’s blog!)
Questions composed by Cassidy Obis
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