Our family of clients is growing! Say hello to our newest client, and your newest interior design obsession (you’re going to want to follow them on IG immediately), Metal + Petal. It’s safe to say that this Athens, Georgia based interior design firm does it all. Founded by husband and wife duo Graham and Jade Joyner in 2017, the firm is known for pushing the boundaries of design. Jade, the firm’s principal designer, has a knack for infusing life into any room. She’s a firm believer that every space tells a story, and each space deserves to tell it.
Welcome to the party, Metal + Petal! This is going to be fun.
ACPR is hiring! We’re seeking a savvy student to join our team as a Summer 2019 Public Relations Intern. This position will report to ACPR’s Junior Publicist. Applicants must be at the senior level pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or another relevant area with both internship and real world work experience. Ideal candidates will have a solid understanding of public relations (with an emphasis in media relations), excellent communication skills (with a strong understanding of both AP and creative writing styles), be highly organized, self-starting, and ultra adaptable (we place a high value on growth).
This is an unpaid, for credit position that requires a minimum ten hour per week commitment from May 20th to August 23rd.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support ACPR team with day-to-day requests
• Update internal company documents
• On-going search relevant to beauty, home and lifestyle industries
• Compile and present monthly industry trend report
• Assist with ACPR Shop order fulfillment
• Manage magazine subscriptions
• Conduct story research
• Fulfill client product mailings
• Track and record client press hits
• Assist in reviewing editorial calendar and award opportunities
• Contribute to the ACPR blog
• Monitor blog for comments
• Assist in creation, execution, and maintenance of ACPR and ACPR Shop social media channels
• Share client press hits on Instagram Stories
• Upload client press hits to Facebook photo gallery
Basic job requirements:
• Be enrolled in a four-year college program at the senior level
• Understand the basics of public relations, especially media relations
• Have a passion for beauty, home and lifestyle brands
• Have excellent communication skills—verbal and written
• Be a self starter, highly organized, have the initiative to start and maintain projects, be able to multi-task and work well with a small team
• Be highly coachable and want to learn, grow, and thrive
• Be a pop culture junkie! Know what’s hot in the press and to consumers
• Experience with Cision, InDesign and WordPress a plus
All qualified candidates should send their resumes, Summer 2019 schedule and 2-3 sentences explaining why they’d be the best intern ever to: email@example.com No phone calls, please.
They weren’t kidding when they said life is a balancing act. As a college student, life tends to get a bit hectic. With interning, working, school, and extracurriculars, it’s difficult to stay on top of things – and even harder to excel. Try to add in a social life, exercise, and the must-have Netflix binge, and it feels like there’s not enough time in the day.
Mastering the art of balance is tricky, but it’s so necessary. Let’s face it: responsibilities don’t magically disappear once graduation is over. The “real world” (a.k.a. life) will come with challenges just as tasking as what you’re facing now. Learning how to keep everything under control is a skill that will last a lifetime. Lucky for you, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks that help keep me (relatively) sane. I wouldn’t call myself a master quite yet, but practice makes perfect!
My Day Designer is my best friend. Actually, it’s better than a best friend – it’s my life saver. At the beginning of the week, I like to write down everything that needs to be done, no matter how miniscule. Beyond assignments, make sure to include meetings, social gatherings, and other responsibilities throughout the week. I like to guesstimate how long each individual task should take so I have a better idea of when I should work on what. Having everything in one place will help keep you on track – plus, it feels SO good every time you get to cross something off the list!
It’s easier said than done – I always say school comes first, then find myself agreeing to dinner with friends when I should be studying. These priorities can change every day, but it’s important to understand what is the most prominent task to be completed. Work in order of what’s due first, then try to tackle pesky or more time-consuming assignments. If you can get these done ahead of time, you’ll thank yourself later!
Take advantage of every opportunity.
With an ever-growing to-do list, sometimes it feels like there’s no way to get it all completed. When you’re in a time crunch, it’s crucial to take advantage of every opportunity to get something done. Whether it’s writing an email while walking to class, or reading the first few pages of an assignment while waiting for lecture to start, make the most of idle time. It’s nice to get little tasks out of the way so there’s more time to get in the groove of those bigger projects.
This is something I’m still working on. I’m a bit of an overachiever, and I often agree to extra projects or social outings when I know I can’t handle them. Society tends to correlate how busy you are with how successful you are, and that’s just not the case. Don’t feel bad for saying no to something if you know you won’t be able to give it your all. That age old wisdom “quality over quantity” is so popular for a reason. Prioritize yourself and your sanity, and understand that it’s okay to not do it all!
It won’t happen overnight, but soon enough, the balancing act will become easier. Hang in there! What are some things you do to keep everything in line?
Amber Carvalho is ACPR’s Public Relations Intern and college life connoisseur. If there’s one thing she knows about college kids, it’s that they love Netflix – and she’s no exception. No matter how busy she may be, she always tries to make time for a quick Netflix fix. She is currently bingeing Criminal Minds and can recite almost every episode of Friends.