Other things that I’ve decided that I take for granted:

Q-tips

Bathroom garbage cans

Springy mattresses and feather pillows

Barefeet

Breakfast cereals

Milk in a plastic jug

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Published in: on August 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Slow days.

I can’t decide if it’s better to have no work at all to do or to be swamped all day. Or even worse: to not have any work to do and have your boss actually acknowledge that there’s not work. Just send me home! At least when I get back from Italy, I’ll have plenty of stuff to keep me busy for a little while.

Published in: on August 14, 2008 at 12:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s about damn time!

Ok, so like any good communications or PR professional, I feel like I need a blog. You may be saying, “Duh! Welcome to the Internet, Scott!” But in my defense, I thought I never really had too much to blog about -or the time for it, for that matter. But now that I’m done with school, don’t have 15-page papers to write every week, and don’t have university-wide events to plan, I don’t really have an excuse to not have a blog. In fact, now that I’m sitting at a desk for 9 hours a day, you should hear from me very often.

I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to recounting tales of an “up-and-coming” young urban professional: the trials and tribulations of entry-level work, maintaining a social life, and continuing my search for what truly makes me happy.

If you already know me, then feel free to stop reading here (be sure to check back soon for more posts). If you don’t know me, then read on further. Sorry for the ultra-long post, but if you’re going to follow my blog, then you need to know my background.

If you are a stranger reading this (and I’m not sure who would be reading this), I should tell you about myself:

I’m a recent Northeastern University graduate, originally from Connecticut, living in Boston. I hold a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication. In college, I was very active on campus, especially in event planning and marketing. I was the president of the Council for University Programs – the NU programming board, the marketing director of afterHOURS – the on-campus nightclub and lounge, yada yada yada. As such (allow me to brag a little), I received some of the highest honors that NU bestows upon student leaders. I was also named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Seniors.”

If you don’t know anything about Northeastern, then here’s what you should know: NU, a private, top-100 university in Boston, is best known for it’s co-operative (co-op) and experiential education programs. Most students attend the school for 5 years, alternating 2 semesters of classes with 2 semesters of co-op, which provides students with 6-months of full-time “real-life” work experience.

For my co-op jobs, I mainly stuck to event planning and marketing work. First, I worked on campus at NU as the Event Planning Manager for Campus Activities and Programs where I helped plan and market student-run events on- and off-campus. My second co-op was at the live entertainment company, Live Nation (which used to be Clear Channel Entertainment), where I helped produce 2 major concert tours that played at colleges and venues all across the country. My last co-op (and subsequently some post-college temp work), was at The MathWorks, a high-tech software company, where I coordinated public relations programs and helped with community relations and social mission initiatives.

So where am I now?

After attempting to find a kick-ass event planning or marketing job, I landed at Paul | McCoy Family Office Services, which is a financial management firm for some of Boston’s richest families. What does this have to do with event planning, communications, or PR, you ask? Absolutely nothing!

Actually, that’s not true. A large chunk of my job, as Client Program Coordinator, is to facilitate the flow of information (whether it be written, forms, statements, etc.) and systems to track and account for the information.

Sooo, that’s me in a very small nut-shell. Obviously, you can expect me to expose myself (hehe) a little more in future posts.

Published in: on August 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm  Comments (1)  
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