Jessica Simpson is an independent consultant for the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Her job takes a lot more than many people would expect, but she has found a way to balance her busy schedule in order to enjoy her job and life.
Jessica emphasized the importance of having internships to gain experience in your career of choice. Every speaker that we have heard thus far in the semester has placed a lot of importance on having internships. They have said that it is one of the best things to have on your resume, and companies look to those experiences to see how much value you would bring to their company.
Research is another important factor of any communications job. Jessica specifically mentioned researching events that she is planning to ensure that they will be a success. Research is one of the only ways to ensure that the public will be pleased with any company’s work.
The last thing that Simpson mentioned was the importance of being ready with contingency plans for anything that doesn’t go well. People in communications have to be prepared for anything that comes their way.