Like Abbie, I’m celebrating my anniversary at HMA this month – I’ve been here two years! Well, I technically started as an intern in January of 2008, but I started as a full-time salaried employee July 7, 2008. You may remember my return blog post, complete with a picture of me hanging from a vine in Costa Rica.
A lot has changed for me professionally since July 2008. Then, I was a recent ASU college graduate starting my first job as an account coordinator, and I really didn’t yet have a lot of knowledge about our industry or many of my PR colleagues outside of HMA.
Today, I can look back and marvel at all the things I’ve learned in two short years about our profession, the media and the future of both (and, okay, a lot of stuff in between). I’ve also been fortunate to meet a number of awesome PR pros through networking opportunities – particularly with PRSA – that I’ve gotten to know both as friends and mentors.
I just want to extend a sincere thank you to those who’ve helped me learn and grow in these past two years – the HMA team and others I’ve met along the way. I’m looking forward to more professional growth in the coming years. And, okay, more #buzzcations, too.