Back in high school, I started watching the ABC show, Scandal. I always knew I enjoyed politics, but it wasn’t until this show it made me realize there might be something for me to do in DC too. One of the characters, Abby Whelan, becomes the Press Secretary of the White House, and ever since then I knew I was interested in PR and Politics. I started to doing more research about the job and watching video clips of the current and past Press Secretaries. I always thought being Press Secretary would be the coolest job, but I saw it as something so out of reach.
Fast forward to present day, I am now a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a Political Science minor. I also just got to vote for the first time in one of the most interesting elections. And now, the current Press Secretary has been getting so much attention in his early days at the job. Usually the Press Secretaries don’t receive a lot of coverage because their relationship with the media is quite different than the one Sean Spicer has made. I’ve been so fascinated watching and reading everything he’s done because it is a job I have always been so in awe of and viewed as such a privilege to be given that job. I know I’ll continue to watch all the Press Secretaries in the following years and try to learn from their PR successes or failures. Then when the time comes and I’m qualified, I’ll be able to execute my dream job perfectly.
But, in the mean time, enjoy SNL’s take on Sean Spicer from this past weekend: