Tiger Tales: Emily Shugerman ‘15
WIMS Away Shadower at Gallatin Public Affairs
A career in public relations requires good people skills, or the ability to talk with and persuade many different types of people. The job also requires the ability to multi-task, as Anna Boone '06 told me that she was often working ten different projects at a time.
I loved the friendly atmosphere of the office and the fact that the office members frequently work together on projects. Being able to bounce ideas off of my co-workers (and just generally enjoy their company) would definitely be enlivening. I liked the strategic piece of the work at Gallatin; working with a client to create a plan for their public and governmental outreach strategy. However I believe it could be draining to have to continually be “on” - presenting your best possible self to potential clients and constantly looking for networking opportunities. The experience also made me realize that I want to work for a cause I believe in.
The piece of advice I received most is to work on a political campaign, which would allow me to gain connections and insider political experience. Working on a campaign would also help me decide if politics or public affairs would be a fulfilling field for me.
- Emily Shugerman ‘15
Gallatin Public Affairs, Anna Boone '06, Associate
- Phone: (323) 259-2623
- Fax: (323) 341-4900
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hameetman Career Center
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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