Today’s guest post is written by Clairemont intern, Carly Griffin.
I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the newest girl fortunate enough to work with the amazing ladies at Clairemont. My name is Carly Griffin, and as a current Junior at UNC-CH (Go Heels!) majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in public relations, you can see why this opportunity is so exciting for me. After working at Trone Brand Advertising (an advertising agency in my hometown of High Point) this past summer, I wanted to test the waters at a full-service PR Agency. After just a few short weeks at Clairemont, I can already tell I’m going to enjoy my time learning the ins and outs of a public relations agency.
So, that’s how I came to be here. Now here’s a little bit about myself: I am a Tar Heel born and bred in High Point, NC. Both of my parents attended North Carolina, as did my older sister. I guess you could say it’s a family tradition. I also have a younger sister who we are currently trying to convince to come to school here, as well. My family is rounded out by our two lovable and goofy dogs, Bubba (a Boykin spaniel) and Cooper (a mutt). Being such a dog lover, I was very excited to learn that Billy hangs out with us in the office.
I’m an avid reader and a genius on all things Harry Potter (seriously, ask me anything about Harry Potter), which might be why I chose to minor in Creative Writing. I like to run, a lot, and am currently training for my second half-marathon. And, at the risk of embarrassing myself, I am a huge One Direction fan.
I like to live at a fast pace and am always plugged into social media, which might be the reason I was drawn to public relations. One of my favorite things that Clairemont has created is the Instagram account, PR Baton. Following real world PR professionals throughout their busy days inspires me to continue to work hard so that I too may be one of those professionals. Who knows, maybe I’ll get to carry the PR Baton one day.