My name is Kevin and I’m a college graduate from Stony Brook University. Graduating with a degree in Sociology, I was like everyone else who did not know what to do in terms of a career. Fortunately, I had an idea of what I thought I wanted to do which led me to intern with many different organizations. These internships helped for me to shape my career goals.
First, I began interning with several NGOs such as NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Group) and GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). At this point in my life, I wanted to be a Social Activist for the transgender community. In these internships, I did a lot of event planning and coordinating. After interning in these places, I noticed that I did not have the passion for activism that I thought I did despite supporting the issues at hand. I did enjoy the events which led me to try getting into event planning and coordinating. I started looking into public relations internships since events actively take place in this industry. I ended up interning for fashion based PR agencies, and have interned for two contemporary brands, Haute Hippie (PR Intern) and Alexandre Birman (Freelance Assistant/Market Week Intern).
As many who have been, or are in, my position, you may realize that you begin to reach a plateau in terms of skills and duties. In my situation, I wasn’t getting the essential skills to help me land a proper/stable job in the field of public relations. That is why I am very thankful for connecting with Media Maison. where I will be introduced to the process of writing pitches, media relations, developing ideas, and be getting in touch with my creative side.
Through this internship, I hope to get my name out there because it’s essential in public relations. You need have your name out there and not only know the people in the business, but also have them know who you are as well. I really look forward to finally being able to learn about writing pitches, and build strong connections with editors and other people in the press. I’m also ready to learn how to communicate more effectively.