Editor’s Note: Clairemont enthusiastically welcomes Jasmin Sessoms to our team! Follow this former beauty queen’s journey as she documents her first 30 days in a Raleigh PR agency.
When I was a little girl, I remember my mother getting dressed for work. She would curl her hair faithfully and apply her Mary Kay makeup. It seems like just yesterday I was watching her get dressed and getting dropped off at school.
Now, I have the opportunity to get dressed everyday in the house where I was raised. I make sure to pay close attention to my hair just like my mother did.
In the morning, my mother helps me get ready and wishes me off at the start of each day. It’s amazing how time flies. When I was a little girl, working a full-time job like my parents seemed so far away. Now that it is my time it feels amazing to get up each morning and come in to work.
Today, I was tasked with finding a bluegrass band for a client event. With my list in hand, I got the chance to call agents of bands all across the country. After getting discouraged by a couple of answering machines, I finally spoke to a few agents. It was exciting to be able to use my new title “account coordinator” on the phone with band managers and agents. With my list complied, I began an excel document for all of my findings. I never realized that finding a bluegrass band that isn’t booked solid would be such a hard task.
Next task of the day: case studies. Although the idea of shortening months of work for a client into a two page summary seems tough, I enjoyed it. Writing a case study post for our blog helped me to learn more about exactly what we do for clients at Clairemont. I learned that producing good content takes time. Case studies display the process in which Clairemont works, and we also hope to generate traffic to our website through our previous work.
Overall, I would say that today was a learning experience. I got the chance to speak with agents about emerging and established bluegrass bands. I was trusted with the task of writing a case study for the very first time.
I realized today that even though I am no longer a student, I am constantly learning new things. I am so excited that Clairemont is my new classroom, and that Mrs. Hughens is the teacher.