When I was a child, I was an avid reader. The first book I ever read on my own was a selection from my extensive Winnie the Pooh collection. After that, I picked up a love of books and haven’t let it go since. Maybe that’s why PR was such an obvious fit; I love people’s stories.
I was named after my great-grandmother whom I was never able to meet. My name is Yasmine Evans, and I’m what you might call a pioneer for my family. I’m the first in my immediate family to go to college. There’s a lot riding on my academic success, but thankfully, I have that love of books to keep me going. I’m a rising senior at NC State University (go Pack!) and major in communications with a concentration in public relations. I also minor in Japanese language, which tells you that I have an eclectic range of interests. I really love skincare and marry that passion with my love of Japanese and Korean culture. My shelves at home are full of products from overseas.
Where It All Started
Because of my love for people’s lives and the stories that are connected to them, I considered journalism while I was in high school. Once entering college, I discovered public relations and wanted to know more. A professor once told me that PR is storytelling. You tell the world your clients’ stories. As someone in public relations, you garner the right attention, you inform and you bring new ideas to the table every day. I knew that was what I wanted to do.
I was excited when I heard from the team that they wanted me to intern for them this summer. I knew that I would learn so much from these talented professionals and would have fun doing it. The Clairemont House, home to Clairemont Communications, is an inspiring story in itself—a well-designed space with old charm and modern flair. The small team enables me to participate and learn from many different projects and assignments. We’re truly a team here! I hope to bring my passion for writing and people to Clairemont, and I hope to become our clients’ master storyteller.
Written by Clairemont intern Yasmine Evans, a senior at NC State University.