My name is Tyrell Carlton. Iâ€™m originally from New York, but I am a senior currently working on my BA in Public Relations at Marshall University with a minor in Psychology. I am highly involved in the assortment of activities, from my fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma, and as a member of PRSSA .I am a member of the West Virginia National Guard as a Combat Engineer Soldier and was the winner of the 2010 Warrior Challenge. I gained most of the PR experience with my fraternity by writing press releases to our fraternity headquarters and writing stories for the college newspaper, the Parthenon.
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I would make the most ideal Affect intern because I have a deep passion for Public Relations. Being a VP of Membership for my fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma, I have been involved in making the public image of the fraternity to be the best in can be, raising our chapters membership in one year from 5-23. I understand that PR can make or break you company and that PR can be a huge asset in terms of bridging a connection to your audience and you company itself. Iâ€™m very adaptive to every situation Iâ€™m placed in and I am known for having a cool head under stressful situations. I know I have good understanding of public relations to excel at it, but I am open to learning from within the industry and to learn from professionals in the field in order to hone my craft. If there is something that I donâ€™t know, I will ask and get it done. That way, it is something new Iâ€™ve learned and I can continue to be an asset to everyone.
Iâ€™m passionate about social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and how social media can translate into brining more consumers to be interested in your company. Iâ€™m interested on how companies deal with bad PR, and how social media can affect whether you get a job or you get fired for saying the wrong things. Iâ€™m interested in how Public Relations can get the community excited about a product and how you go from almost no one know about your company to the point that everyone canâ€™t stop talking about it. One of my favorite social media campaigns was the viral campaign for the â€œCloverfieldâ€ movie. The movie mostly used various websites and Facebook to raise awareness and building hype for the movie by building an alternate reality game months before the filmâ€™s release. Its campaigns like that that get me excited to work in PR.
It would help me immensely. To work at Affect would be a boon, for I would not on would it boost my experience in public relations, but I would be learning from professionals and they would help mentor me into honing my skills. I wouldnâ€™t be just joining an organization; I would be joining a network of amazing people that already do the work Iâ€™ve dreamed of. It would be like joining a sports team after going through the draft, and everyoneâ€™s excited to have you join and be a part of their team, which is now your team.
I would look forward to learning from Affect itself. To learn how a PR agency runs in a real-life setting and gain experience to be able to work in the industry.
Being a New York native, it would excellent to go back to my home state and work in the city I grew up and always dreamed of living in someday. Every time I got back from a visit, I am reminded why I love the city so much. The fast-paced, high speed lifestyle of New York is a definite fit for me, and it would be my dream come true to work and live there again.
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