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Student Spotlight: Taylor Kelley

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Taylor, a Public Relations major, has been a huge asset to the Texas Performing Arts team. She started out as an Administrative Receptionist a year and a half ago, and she is now the Public Relations Student Assistant. Her work ethic and enthusiastic spirit was evident through her work at the receptionist desk, and she made a smooth transition to Public Relations Student Assistant this past fall. Taylor is grateful for her work at the Admin Receptionist desk because she feels that she has a better understanding of the entire organization. Her work here has also allowed her to become more involved in the arts and to become more knowledgeable of various artists.

Her experience working at Texas Performing Arts has proven to be very valuable. Taylor learned this semester after recruiting for a summer internship that she has more experience than most. This experience led to a summer internship opportunity with Kristy Ozmun Public Relations where Taylor will be sending out press releases and working with some of their clients which include Central Market. We are all proud to see Taylor gain more experience this summer, and we look forward to her returning in the fall. After her last year at UT, Taylor plans to work at a PR firm or work as an event planner.

Taylor also became involved with Hook ‘em Arts, the student organization of Texas Performing Arts, this past year. She served as the 2010-2011 PR Chair where she developed many of the ideas for guerilla marketing on campus, as well as organize all of the on-campus promotions for Texas Performing Arts performances and Hook ‘em Arts activities.

On a daily basis, Taylor assists the Communications Manager to research upcoming shows and input those shows into various community calendar listings. She is hoping to become more involved with writing press releases in the fall. Taylor really enjoys the people with whom she works, and she enjoys being able to see what goes on behind-the-scenes.

As a singer/songwriter herself, this is a perfect fit for Taylor. You might even see her occasionally playing downtown. If you do, tip her well! She has already begun recording some of her songs, so we might even have a budding star on our hands. On top of work, Hook ‘em Arts, school, and playing shows whenever she can, Taylor is also active in Texas Sweethearts, an all-girls social and spirit organization on campus. Her team was recently awarded the title of Intramural Champions for Water Volleyball, and she can be seen on the flag football fields in the fall.

We’ll miss Taylor around the office this summer, but we are looking forward to next year with her.

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  • 1    Houston // May 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations, Taylor, with your internship and your spotlight!