Wednesday, September 17, 2008

When I Grow Up....

Sometimes I feel like I should already have the question answered of “what do you want to be when you grow up?” However, once I’ve got it figured out, it always seems to change. Sooooo today the answer is…..

My main goal is to be a good mommy and wife! :) But before that, I would like to have a successful career in some form of public relations. My dream job would be to do community relations for a major sports team or to do event planning for HUGE events, but I would be happy with (almost) any job doing community relations or event planning. If being that specific doesn’t work out, I would just like to have a job where I get to do a little bit of everything PR related…marketing, media relations, event planning, community relations, employee relations, etc. I tend to get bored easily, so the variety would probably be good for me!

After being a huge success in the PR world for a couple of years, I would like to take time off to be a stay-at-home mom. In between changing diapers and running my kids to soccer, I’d like to work on becoming Accredited in Public Relations. I really want some kind of abbreviation to put after my name!

Going beyond five years, once my kids go to school, I’d like to go back to work part-time (this time in the non-profit world) and hopefully work for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

I really hope that a Master’s degree will help me in the future! I’m getting kind of nervous, because I talk to recent COM grads like Kristin Kirchoff or MBA grads who can’t find a job because employers are telling them that they are too qualified. I’m sure they don’t care if they are too qualified…they just want a job!!! I’m worried this will happen to me, and I will have to leave my Master’s degree off of my resume for my first time job hunting, just so I can get some experience. All of this hard work better be worth it!

1 comment:

Cainman2K3 said...

You'll have no problem finding a job...to me, there's over-qualified as in, "This person is a prima donna and we can't afford her", and then there's, "How did we possibly luck out in getting a candidate this good?!"

You're the 2nd one my dear. ;)