I only took one PR class throughout my college career, and quite frankly, I didn't think too much of it. I never expected to work in the PR field. I guess it's true what they say - never say never.
After graduation, I took off on a two-month backpacking trip across Europe.
Upon my return, I started looking for work in the television industry.
My timing was really awful and there was absolutely no work in English-language TV in Miami. I started becoming very anxious. I had a good friend who could possibly help me, I thought, so I gave her a call. Her father was the general manager for Saks, and I wanted to see if he had any buyer positions available.
As fate would have it he didn't, but my friend tipped me off that they were hiring at RBB Public Relations, where she had an internship.
Before I knew it, I was sitting before my current boss interviewing for a job in a career I knew absolutely nothing about. But once I began working at RBB, I ran with it.
Although I still can't identify an ultimate turning point in my career, I've always believed that if you work hard at everything you do (even the smallest things), it will pay off.