April Alumni Career Profile
Class Year: 1988
Major: Communication Studies / Public Relations
Regan Communications Group
Describe your career path since graduation.
Shortly after graduation, I started a career in radio promotions and stuck with that for about six years. Just a few months ago, I took my practical radio know-how and landed a job with one of the biggest and most powerful public relations firms in Boston.
What is your current position and how long have you been with your employer?
My current title is "Director of Radio Relations" and I've been here since December 2005.
Describe the main responsibilities of your position.
My main responsibilities include pitching stories to talk radio, working with the stations on interview opportunities, contests, giveaways, etc. All of those years in radio are definitely a plus!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The best part of my job is working with all the radio stations in Boston, Providence, Worcester and Cape Cod. People in radio tend to have big, fun personalities and they're great to work with!
What do you find most challenging about your job?
Sometimes the stories I'm pitching aren't all that compelling, but it comes with the territory. I've just got to do it!
Describe your typical work week. (How many hours you work, your work environment, etc.)
My work week ranges from 50-80 hours depending on if I have events to staff.
What job search methods did you use to obtain your current position?
I actually knew the girl who had this position prior to me! I'd worked with her on several projects and she thought I'd be a good fit. Guess I was!
What advice could you give to students interested in your field?
Intern, intern, intern. I would say that 50% of our company's employees started here as interns and just never left. I'd also advise not turning down a job because you think it's "beneath you." If you love the company, the environment and the people, it will all work to your benefit...you won't be an assistant forever!
Last Modified: April 3, 2006