Aloha! My name is Taylor Date and I graduated from Seattle University in the Spring of 2018 with a B.A. in Strategic Communications and minor in Journalism. Throughout college, I served as an executive board member in the Hui O’ Nani Hawaii Club and worked as a Redhawk Hub Assistant to create programming for oppressed student populations. I also worked for the Student Government of Seattle University where I developed a social media campaign to bridge the gap between university administration and the student body. The highlight of my college career was being given the opportunity to study abroad in two of the biggest metropolises in the world—Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan—where I developed a desire to work in international marketing.
On the very first week of my internship at PacRim, I was thrown directly into working a grand opening event for one of our clients. Despite being new to the team, my co-workers showed me the ropes and trusted me to represent PacRim to the best of my ability. I soon realized that the learning curb at PacRim is quick because we have such a diverse profile of clients.
One thing that I will greatly miss about PacRim is listening to all the different languages that fill our office. It is not uncommon to hear someone ask a question in English, and get a response in Japanese, Korean or Chinese. During my time here, I have been able to attend client meetings, pitch ideas and participate in the planning process of major events. Despite my short time at PacRim, the skills and experiences I’ve had will be invaluable towards an international career.