Say Hello to Jeevika!
We’re excited to welcome Jeevika Verma to our team as a winter intern! Learn a little more about her in the interview below.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am originally from India and just graduated from the University of Washington (Seattle) in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing). I have a diverse background in creative writing, editing, and journalism. While I was in college, I worked with small presses and publications and developed an interest in conversations surrounding art, culture, and identity. I am now a writer and poet based in Seattle.
There are a lot of PR agencies out there, why did you pick Revolution?
I picked Revolution because I loved the team’s independent and passionate spirit. They seem excellent at communicating with clients, as well as with one another. It’s obvious they care about what they do, and this shows in the excitement surrounding the office as well as their new lifestyle blog The Reveal.
What advice do you have for college graduates seeking a PR career?
I believe that PR is all about building and maintaining relationships. This calls for an active voice and excellent interpersonal skills. While creative thinking is a no-brainier in producing wins, I think it goes hand-in-hand with strong communication skills. If you listen well, ask specific questions and respond to clients promptly and succinctly, I think you will thrive in the PR world.
What is an aspect of PR that you love?
As a communicator, I love being able to share stories and information in an interesting and accessible manner. I have a background in both creative writing and journalism, so I love that PR allows me to channel my creative energies while also instilling accuracy in fact-checking and storytelling.
What do you like to do with your spare time?
Outside of Revolution, I also work for Leading Retirement Solutions and the Hugo House. I am primarily a poet and writer, so it goes without saying that I love to read and write in my spare time. I also explore cafes, bookstores and art shows around Seattle, and in 2017 I am hoping to volunteer at more events and go on more hikes!