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GROWTH MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Realized That She Didn't Need To Continue In Grad School To Get Job She Loved

About this video 

Rose, a PR Manager for a technology start-up that pairs house cleaners with clients, discusses what she loves most about her job, its challenges, and her key realizations. Despite what she had always been told, she discovered that a master's degree wasn't essential to getting her dream job.

Degree: Philosophy
Job Title: Growth Manager
Employer: Homejoy

Job Summary: Public Relations Managers and Specialists

Job Description

Public relations managers and specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for their employer or client. They write material for media releases, plan and direct public relations programs, and raise funds for their organizations.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by The Public Relations Society of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $165,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Home, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Creativity, Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Networking, Patience, Teamwork

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<span m='17140'>isn't</span> <span m='17370'>enough</span> <span m='17620'>time</span> <span m='17970'>in the day.</span> <span m='19450'>I</span> <span m='19580'>really</span> <span m='19800'>love</span> <span m='20000'>the people I</span> <span m='20170'>work</span> <span m='20540'>with,</span> <span m='20865'>and</span> <span m='21190'>I love the</span> <span m='21280'>work</span> <span m='21470'>that we're</span> <span m='21660'>doing.</span> <span m='22600'>And</span> <span m='23840'>I</span> <span m='23960'>still</span> <span m='24230'>have</span> <span m='24440'>to</span> <span m='24980'>sleep</span> <span m='25350'>and</span> <span m='25645'>go</span> <span m='25940'>home at the</span> <span m='26378'>end of the</span> <span m='26816'>day.</span> <span m='27692'>So I can't hang out</span> <span m='28130'>all the time.</span> </p><p><span m='29450'>A</span> <span m='29700'>key</span> <span m='30140'>realization</span> <span m='30750'>I</span> <span m='30820'>had</span> <span m='31960'>occurred</span> <span m='32369'>when</span> <span m='32689'>I</span> <span m='32790'>was</span> <span m='32950'>in</span> <span m='33040'>graduate</span> <span m='33460'>school</span> <span m='33790'>actually.</span> <span m='35690'>I</span> <span m='36280'>had</span> <span m='36400'>been</span> <span m='36540'>told</span> <span m='36870'>all</span> <span m='36960'>my</span> <span m='37090'>life</span> <span m='37500'>that</span> <span m='38380'>graduate</span> <span m='38720'>school</span> <span m='39565'>is</span> <span m='40050'>the</span> <span m='40150'>path</span> <span m='40570'>that</span> <span m='40700'>you need</span> <span m='41310'>in</span> <span m='41470'>order</span> <span m='41760'>to</span> <span m='42540'>get</span> <span m='42850'>to</span> <span m='43260'>the</span> <span m='43520'>career</span> <span m='43710'>path that</span> <span m='43850'>you</span> <span m='43940'>want.</span> <span m='44300'>And</span> <span m='44430'>I</span> <span m='44570'>think</span> <span m='44740'>it</span> <span m='44850'>is</span> <span m='45160'>for</span> <span m='45300'>a</span> <span m='45360'>lot</span> <span m='45560'>of</span> <span m='45630'>people.</span> <span m='46090'>But</span> <span m='46930'>I</span> <span m='47080'>had</span> <span m='47260'>a</span> <span m='47300'>moment</span> <span m='47630'>where</span> <span m='47760'>I</span> <span m='47840'>was</span> <span m='47990'>like,</span> <span m='48200'>why am I</span> <span m='48600'>here?</span> <span m='50170'>I</span> <span m='50290'>don't</span> <span m='50460'>need</span> <span m='50610'>to</span> <span m='50690'>be</span> <span m='50860'>here</span> <span m='51170'>to</span> <span m='51590'>do</span> <span m='51760'>what</span> <span m='51890'>I</span> <span m='51980'>really</span> <span m='52280'>love.</span> <span m='52980'>And</span> <span m='53600'>so</span> <span m='54390'>deciding</span> <span m='54820'>to</span> <span m='54890'>leave</span> <span m='55140'>graduate</span> <span m='55520'>school</span> <span m='55780'>to</span> <span m='56234'>focus</span> <span m='56688'>full time</span> <span m='57142'>on</span> <span m='57596'>working</span> <span m='58050'>with start</span> <span m='58375'>ups</span> <span m='58990'>was</span> <span m='59280'>a</span> <span m='59570'>really,</span> <span m='60400'>really</span> <span m='61120'>key</span> <span m='61450'>transition</span> <span m='62040'>for</span> <span m='62280'>me.</span> <span m='63600'>And</span> <span m='63960'>I'm</span> <span m='64040'>really</span> <span m='64250'>happy</span> <span m='64640'>that</span> <span m='64959'>I</span> <span m='65019'>made</span> <span m='65269'>the</span> <span m='65330'>decision</span> <span m='65820'>to</span> <span m='66280'>pursue</span> <span m='66440'>my</span> <span m='66880'>career</span> <span m='67110'>instead of</span> <span m='67410'>staying in</span> <span m='67710'>graduate</span> <span m='68010'>school.</span> 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