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Finding the Path to PR

Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I was a little different than my peers. Recess in 1997 generally consisted of my group of girlfriends getting together near the swings to dream up their future weddings to Jonathon Taylor Thomas or Leonardo DiCaprio. (We were all still reeling from the loss of Jack. There was enough room on that door, Rose.)

And then there was me. I would often tune-out their romantic banter to dream of the business world. I imagined myself strutting down the streets of New York City. A coffee with eight sugars in one hand, a Lisa Frank briefcase in the other. I’d get my to swanky corner office where all five of my assistants, the Backstreet Boys, would greet me with a smile and I’d type away on my purple Apple computer and talk to important people all day.

My mother’s favorite stories to tell of me often involve the way I used to sit, poised and professional, having a faux conversation with myself in front of a mirror or any window that would grant me a reflection. “Hello,” I would start, “My name is Maggie. What is your name? Would you like to have a meeting? Would you like to meet my mom?” Although this story is simple, it is also significant.

During my early childhood, I admittedly had no idea that I would find my passion for public relations some years down the road. I firmly believe that public relations found me.

It wasn’t until my college years that I truly knew that public relations was the best choice for my career path. And that path to PR has graciously landed me here at Prosper for Purpose. Professor Feldt, you were right – find somewhere you spend time doing what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.

As the Account Coordinator for Prosper, I have been given the duty of handling all of our social media accounts for a number of our clients, as well as maintaining a great image of who we are on all platforms. All of those hours finding beautiful glitter graphics and crafting the perfect “About Me” section on MySpace in high school is paying off!

I am so thankful to be given such a great opportunity in an honest, considerate and growing company right out of college. I look forward to working alongside this team of brilliant individuals and I’m eager to see my personal growth with Prosper for Purpose with their help.

So, I’d like to dedicate my first ever blog post to my six-year-old self with big dreams and high hopes. Although you have traded Lisa Frank for Louboutins, you’re on your way gal. Congratulations and good luck!

*Side note: Backstreet Boys, if you’re reading this, I’m still accepting applications.

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