My name is Kendall Packo and I have created this blog as a way to express my interests as it relates to both me personally and as a public relations professional. I am originally from Akron, Ohio and am currently a student at Loyola University Chicago. I am pursuing a public relations and advertising major and a Spanish minor. In the future I want to use my degree to pursue careers in either the food and bar industry or in the music industry, specifically in festivals and venue planning.
My previous work experience in both retail and the restaurant business led me to realize a greater interest in pursuing a career in communications of some sorts. From these jobs I learned skills involving time management, working in high stress environments during busy times, how to prioritize effectively, and how to better work with others. These experiences have given me skills that can be directly applied to my current situation as a student and as someone breaking into the public relations world.
As you can tell tell from my blog, my posts are curated around pop culture with the my main focuses being music (specifically rap and hip hop), fashion, and TV and movies. In terms of public relations, my blog posts will be up to date news relating to pop culture in the hopes that I can intertwine my personal interests with my career interests. I plan to take what I learn from Loyola and what I have learned from previous jobs and experiences to have a successful career in PR and provide valuable expertise for employers.