I know you get thousands of emails every day. And you probably get this question asked a lot. But, how does a 21-year-old media communication major get her name out in the media world like yourself? How did you make your dreams come true? How did you get your voice heard? Any advice for a getting your voice out there and to one day be a successful career woman. Your life is something I aspire to accomplish one day.
Thank you, Ashley
I love this question! And thank you for saying such sweet things! :)
Here is my advice for getting your name out there, achieving the career of your dreams, and creating the life that you want:
In order to get your name out there, you need to network, network, network! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “it’s all about who you know” and honestly that is very true. Where you go in your career has a lot to do with the people you meet and the connections you build. Even emailing me and asking this question is a great start and shows initiative. I recommend researching people who are doing what you want to be doing and making an effort to build a relationship with them.
Ask them to meet for coffee or hop on the phone. Pick their brain on their career and what their specific path looked like. Use the time to get a better understanding of what their career actually entails so you can continue to figure out exactly what you want to do. Ask them to keep you in mind if there are events that would be helpful to attend (where you can network even further)....