Last week, I had the honor of dining with Mary Henige
after listening to her
speak in my PR writing class and before I heard her
speak again at my PRSSA meeting.
This polished and powerful woman hails from Detroit, where she is currently the Director of Social Media & Digital Communications at General Motors.
For over two decades, Mary has been blazing trails through a variety of communications-related positions at GM (which, as a side note, has been rated as one of the best places to work).
Fortunately for us at Marquette, part of Mary's simple success formula is helping others.
"Always give back," she
told both our class and our PRSSA chapter.
As a result, Mary
makes sure to do what she
can to help budding PR professionals like us succeed in today's communications environment.
Work hard: Mary
truly emphasized the importance of working hard.
Help others: The reason I am able to write this post is because Mary
graciously donated her
time and knowledge to our class and community for a couple days.
emphasized that we all blessed with the knowledge and the skills to go somewhere with our lives.
However, none of us would be where we are today without the help of a variety of people.
It is our duty to continue that chain of donating our services to the community.
Quite simply, it is the right thing to do.
See? That is all it takes to conquer the communications industry.
Take it from a pro like Mary!
Thanks again to Mary Henige
for speaking to our class and PRSSA chapter!