Curiosity led me to PR. While volunteering at Give Kids The World, a non-profit vacation village for children with terminal illnesses, the Oscar Meyer Wie-nermobile visited. I'd never seen the hot-dog shaped vehicle before, and I was just as excited as the kids! The Wienermobile girls and I became friends, getting together whenever they rolled into town.I even met their boss, who oversaw their unique internship for new college grads.
Two years later, unsure of what to do after graduation, I was honored to earn a spot on the Canadian Wienermobile team. For five months, I was a "good-wheel ambassador,
and got plenty of hands-on publicity experience.
I'd found my calling!
Later that year, my hot-dog car brought my career full-circle when I got my first real job as the PR rep for Give Kids The World - the very place where I had first seen it. Having "international hot-dogger
on my resume intrigued my future manager enough to give me an interview.
Five years later, I'm still in PR - writing releases, pitching stories, and enjoying an occasional lunchtime hot dog! I guess you could say I spell big break: "OSCAR."
Susie Storey is the communications manager for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in Orlando, FL.