Fashion is his passion. His name? Tyler Krivich. This sophomore public relations major has a full plate involving his dedication to membership in the Illinois State University (ISU) Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), work as a resident assistant at Watterson Towers, duties as an Office Admissions crew member and membership of the Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) organization. Let’s find out how he does it all.
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Plainfield, Ill. I am a public relation major with a French minor. I joined ISU PRSSA this year, and I am a proud redbird. One of the best experiences I have had as a student at ISU was studying abroad in Paris and seeing La tour Eiffel at night.
You have to devote a lot of time to your role as resident assistant. How do you balance your responsibilities at ISU?
Yes, it can be challenging to balance my studies, resident assistance duties and the other obligations I have at ISU. On the other hand, I am grateful for the chance to expand my leadership abilities and employ my creativity through all of these opportunities. I enjoy being a resident assistant because I can design door decorations and bulletin boards, and put together programs for my residents.
Why did you choose the public relations major?
I came to ISU as a theater major but quickly realized that I lacked the passion I used to have for the art. I switched my major to English since it was my favorite subject before college. Still, I was unsure about the English major. After I expressed these uncertainties to my academic advisor, he suggested I look into communication. Last spring I took introductory courses for both public relations and mass media and attended COM Week. After immersing myself in this field I instantly I knew public relations was for me. I have a passion for people, social media and writing.
What is your dream job?
I want to work at a fashion public relations agency. Both Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue Magazine, and fashion icon Kim Kardashian inspire me.
Questions composed by Imani Henry
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