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In order to achieve my goals, I need to work on refining my resume and consistently updating my portfolio. This will help me when I apply for jobs that deal with journalism. I should start establishing connections with the M Times so they will perhaps know me before I apply. Additionally, I need to practice writing press releases and researching what they entail. Since I am accustomed to writing articles, I should start expanding my horizon and becoming familiar with what someone in the workforce outside of journalism encounters. Perhaps I would need to create a bank account of my own so that I can pay for things instead of my parents.
In order to achieve my goal five years from now, I should develop positive relationships with my Communications professors so that I can receive quality recommendations for a job. Since I will have less than five years of experience, I hope to earn a total compensation of $45,000 a year. I can take the time to prepare for this goal by looking at all of the career options, including a director of a non-profit organization or a Marketing Communications Director, where I can incorporate my creativity strengths. I can look into housing costs. An apartment in my county ranges from $500 to $1,250. I should make sure my income can cover this cost.
I can achieve my goal of White House Press Secretary or Communications Director by following my passion for political science, my future minor in college. I can network through political campaigns so that people know who I am before they select who works for the government official. If my career follows another path, I can continue to rise up in the Communications field and someday become an Executive Director in the job setting. Additionally, with my future husband, I would need to have saved $35,000 for a wedding and $21,000 for a catâ€™s lifetime.
Katelyn Stuck's Senior Exit Presentation