If there is one word that describes me, Lindsey McKelvey, best it is determined. It has been for the past 22 years and will continue to be – it’s just what’s in me. Determination is what got me through 3 ½ years of college. It is what helped me start my career right after graduation. Determination is what has gotten me where I am today.
I am fresh out of school, having graduated from Simpson College in December 2009. While at Simpson, I majored in Corporate Communications, minored in Marketing and even dabbled in a little math – I know, I’m crazy.
This past July as I finished my internship with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), I began the search for my next pursuit. Through connections I had made while interning with PRSA, I contacted Love Scott about any possible opportunities. Before I knew it, I was diving in as the public relations intern. From the very beginning I loved it – the work I was given, the people I was meeting, the things I was able to experience and even the crazy people I was working with. ☺
I loved it so much I didn’t want to leave, and luckily they didn’t want me to either. One week before I graduated from Simpson, I was offered my current position and I happily accepted. I finished out my week as the lowly intern (and ditched the “intern computer”), graduated on Saturday and started my professional career the next Monday.
Scary? Maybe for some, but not for me. I was determined to set out to do what I wanted to do, and I succeeded. So, I am now the account coordinator/media specialist here at Love Scott and still love every minute. I help out each department on all accounts, focusing primarily on public relations, and am responsible for media buying/scheduling for our clients. Although I am not yet a media expert, I am enjoying the challenge and new experiences. I am also lucky to work with such creative, high-spirited and passionate people. I realize everyone isn’t always this lucky (especially when there’s only five of you in the office), but I’m happy I fit right in.
Fun stuff you may not know about me:
• I married my high school sweetheart in August at Fireside Winery
(near our hometown, Williamsburg, Iowa).
• I’m a wino. Give me a full glass of Storyteller or Caba Moch and I’m a happy girl.
• I’m also a vegetarian, a yogi and I love anything that helps me help the environment – okay, so I’m a yuppie. ☺
• My husband and I adopted a puppy in September and, yes, we are those crazy dog parents.
• I love to travel. I’ve traveled through London, Greece, Turkey and Mexico, but it’s not enough. My passport still has many pages to be filled.
I’m excited to continue my journey here at Love Scott and share it with you along the way. I hope you are able to find something intriguing and useful from a “newbie’s” point of view, as I am eager to learn from all of you. I am a clean slate ready to take in what the world has to teach me!
You can also connect with me on Twitter: @lindseymckelvey