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General Motors & Me

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 2, 2008 by mjung18

Throughout the semester I have had the opportunity to do more research on General Motors than I ever thought I would do. I have been able to research and learn about many facets pertaining to the company its self including:

  • How it got to where it is today.
  • History of GM.
  • Career Opportunities (or the current lack there of)
  • Environmental advances in both GM vehicles and factories.
  • Current financial troubles surrounding the company.

Throughout all of this research I have asked myself many time “Can I see myself working for GM?” Simply put, at this point, with the current state of the company I would honestly have to say that I am not as interested in working for General Motors as I would have been 10 years ago or maybe even 10 years from now. I have seen what an amazing company General Motors is and the many things they do for their employees, customers and communities which makes me want to join the GM family, but with the current slump in sales, the pending federal bail-out and some less than ethical activities from the companies current higher ups, I would have to say that I would look else where before I joined with GM.

Personally, my dream job would be to work in Public Relations, Promotions or Marketing\Advertising for a major car company. This dream makes me want to try to pursue a career with GM, but then again I have to look at the company its self and decide whether it is a smart move at this point. As I stated earlier, General Motors would definitely be a company I would be interested in later down the road when and if they can get their act together and become a little more stable than its current state.


What do you REALLY want to do?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 19, 2008 by mjung18

As time has continued to go by and this semester’s end becomes closer and closer, I realize that it is time for me to grow up.  There are not more socials, no more pool days in the middle of the week and no more staying up way to late, full well knowing you have a test the next day.  The things that made all of us happy for the last 4 years of our lives are quickly fading away and it will soon be time to find those new things that make us happy.

The most important thing that many of us are having to decide on very soon is what kind of PR we actually want to practice.

Being in a job or career that i enjoy is very important to me.  I have known for a long time that i didn’t want a 9-5, Monday – Friday, suit and tie job.  What I didn’t know when I chose to follow a career in PR was, how many different aspects there actually are in the PR world.

If you pick the proper aspect of PR that you want to go into then you will not only be certain to excel at it but you will be much more likely to be happy about your life as a whole.

After going through most of my major classes and learning more than i ever thought I would, I have already decided that I want to go after a career in the Crisis Management part of Public Relations.  Knowing what i want from a job and what i want to put into it makes knowing what i actually want to do a lot easier.

To all of those who are fixing to graduate and enter the working world as a college educated young adult, i say good luck; and for those that are still continuing down this journey we call college, I say, please make sure you are doing what you want to do, don’t settle and just be who you are and do what you want to do.