I am a young professional… Well young into my career anyway, I took the LONG road through my college career and currently I am working 2 jobs trying to find my ENTRY LEVEL position in either Public Relations for a Tech related company or Interactive/Marketing Coordinator.
There was a time in my life not so long ago, when I would have LOVED to have moved out of the D. I am a born and bread Detroiter! I will LEAVE if the opportunity arises and I am networking IN and OUT of the state.
I have been networking a lot on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. I have made connections through #BlogChat which might help me if I do get a chance to demonstrate my abilities to the Red Cross in Washington, DC.
But why would anyone want to stay in MI? Why wouldn’t you want to leave? As one of my friends stated, if I was going to make my break away it would have to be RIGHT now. I would never make it, moving away from my Red Wings at the start of the preseason. To most people preseason, does not matter but to me… Well I have a hockey problem.
I have started networking… I do it every week. #tweetea has been a staple and something I plan on. I was invited to a Menu Tasting at Olga’s Kitchen today by another group of people, who started Eat Ups. Which I was totally impressed with. Everyone should eat food with Joe Foodie! He knows his stuff!
I have never been to Olga’s and it is a MI staple which has been around as long as I have been alive. I met one of the people, who were in charge of the event, he is a coach for Team in Training which helps benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Through Twitter I made the connection during my early days of campaigning for LLS. Small World.
The food was fantastic. The service was great and we were treated like Rock Stars! I would definitely go back!
Why Detroit is home.
My family is small. I am an ONLY child, my Dad, Godmother, and aunt are here. I would like to be closer to my cousins and hopefully the social networks will allow this to happen.
I have rediscovered some old friendships, made new ones, and well I am not sure if I can handle moving. I am fine with doing things on my own but moving cross country or elsewhere. I don’t know.
I don’t want to be part of the brain drain. I would feel guilty with all the relationships I have worked hard to create, build and maintain. I am not sure if they feel the same way. But I like this networking thing!
I have broken out of my shell and actually am organizing something which I never thought I could do. I am planning a #journchat LIVE meeting, Aug 17 from 7:30-10 p.m. Plus, I am writing membership profiles for PRSA Technology section. I am doing things I never thought I would have the leadership for. In the past, I would just let things go and never contribute. Now I am working on leadership skills.
I don’t want to leave the D. Can you help me stay here? I do not want to be part of the brain drain.