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This blog is my current mission to find my dream job. It is a much more exciting and active blog. I have re-blogged some of the posts, below and I’d love to hear what you think! 

Job #7 Guerilla Marketing - Klash Launch Party!

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Have you seen the stunning Youtube video of the the Skydiving Chevy Sonic? In it, the car makers pushed a brand new car out of a plane and made it look like a choreographed dance as it plunged towards earth. Or, if you happened to be in New York last year, did you get a chance to see the Ad Campaign by Nike in Madison Square Garden? They put in several park benches without seats and simply prompted passersby to Run.

When a company wants to get the public’s attention, there are no limits to how far they will go. This could not be more true for the mobile app Klash. A company founded on dare has grown to be a social media sensation. The German based founders came to the Bay Area after winning a start-up award that was based on a televised pitch co-founder Alessandro presented in a mankini. In addition to meeting with investors and possible partners in the Bay Area the corporate misfits at Klash also met with me and I helped them in coordinating their own uniquely branded publicity stunt, a launch party to introduce San Francisco to their new app.

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Job #6 From Stage to Air… Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!

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For those of you who have never heard of it, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me is a hugely popular NPR news quiz show based on current news.

imageEvery week 500 people file into the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago and over 3 million people tune in on their radios or download it to listen in. It is a two hour long show that is recorded in front of a live audience and edited down to a 45 minute broadcasted nationwide.

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Job #3: Volunteer Coordinator, SFBC

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While the Bicycle Coalition could not fulfill my request to job shadow in the position of Volunteer Coordinator, they did everything else they could to accomodate me. I had several opportunities to volunteer and observe work in progress and I was given time to interview Margaret McCarthy and Bonnie Puckett, about their positions.

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It is true that when it comes to being a volunteer, whether it’s to support a good cause with a community organization or to gain free admission to a large music festival, everyone has incentive for donating their time. For myself, I had been a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a year before I ever volunteered. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) is a cycling advocacy organization that is devoted to making the city of San Francisco more livable, and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

I had seen Bicycle Coalition volunteers at several community events before, as valets at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and in the information booth during Sunday Streets. I always assumed, after relocating to San Francisco, that once I had set myself up with a job and place to live, volunteering would be an easy and natural extension of who I am. However, I came to discover that working beyond full time in the startup industry did not lend itself well to having a surplus of free time.

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The AWP Conference was a success. Special thanks to 14 Hills for including me and Cynthia Sherman for taking the time to introduce me to the world of conferences. Full article to follow soon.

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The AWP Conference was a success. Special thanks to 14 Hills for including me and Cynthia Sherman for taking the time to introduce me to the world of conferences. Full article to follow soon.

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The 50 Jobs Project: Top 5 Jobs: Multimedia Producer

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Job 3 of 5: Department of Health - ICD Unit

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What a stroke of luck it was to land this job! I met my boss, Jaysin Jones, while bartending in Western Australia (he still has not let it go that I never gave him a free drink) After Jaysin briefly described his position as a Multimedia…

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It Tickles Me!

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I recently re-watched the documentary Being Elmo. Have you seen this film? If you haven’t queue it up on Netflix and have a night in; you won’t regret it. 
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I can’t begin to tell you how much this film resonates with me and how giddy I get watching it. Controversy aside, Kevin Clash is a legend I never knew existed before seeing this film. As a viewer, we are fully aware of the international sensation and impact that the Sesame Street character Elmo is today, but witnessing the origins of Elmo is fascinating. Watching a mass of red fluff come to life through the imagination and compassion of an artist is an apt parallel to watching Clash’s career catapult from home hobbyist to master puppeteer.

It is easy to get behind Clash and cheer him on, from his meager beginnings as an awkward kid from a poor family to overcoming his circumstance and accelerating in his career; from meeting his influences, Frank Oz and Jim Henson, and learning the craft of creating a puppet to witnessing his idols later become his colleagues.

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