Making your passion part of your career
I have a love of theater. My grandmother introduced live theater to me at an early age and since then I’ve been involved in numerous productions. However, I don’t have any delusions of grandeur about my on-stage skills. Thankfully, I have a second passion — writing.
These two traits make journalism perfect for me. Sophomore year I was looking through the J-School’s Career Center and found an internship posting for the Theater League of Kansas City. My passion for theater must have been evident in my cover letter because I got an interview and subsequently landed the position. My internship at the Theater League then led to my current job as the marketing assistant at the Lied Center of Kansas, KU’s on-campus performing arts center.
These two opportunities in arts administration helped me discover exactly what I want to do with my degree. Everyday I get to plan promotions for live performances and my work is something that I genuinely believe in.
I’ve found no matter what your passion is, there is someone out there who needs help promoting it. The J-School makes it possible for a student’s passion to be an important part of their education, and hopefully, their future careers.
Elise Poston ~ Journalism senior studying strategic communication