“My progression from high school to today has been interesting to say the least!” says Kitty Danger. Kitty has enjoyed a career in writing, acting, furniture design, violin, travel and construction.
These diverse callings seem an unlikely combination, but for this journalism graduate, they form the less-than-traditional path that has led to a fulfilling career in public relations at The Red Republic.
While many high school graduates feel the pressure to leap head first into a chosen career, Kitty took the time to explore her options before settling on a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in PR and Arts and Creative Industries.
Today, working as an Account Manager at The Red Republic on a variety of events, social media and publicity campaigns, she is able to channel her creative side and, in her own words “never get bored”.
“Our campaigns can go from fun fashion stories to human-interest pieces with people who lead inspiring and incredible lives. I get to work across a wide range of campaigns which means it’s never boring and often a bit crazy,” she says.
During high school, Kitty was an English nerd and indulged in her love of writing. Dabbling in drama and ten years of violin meant career consideration in acting and music were also toyed with.
Despite these creative career options, post high school saw Kitty gain a Certificate II in Construction and spend a year rocking a hard hat and steel-caps on industrial building sites: quite a juxtaposition to life as a PR professional.
After the construction gig, she spent a year and a half working as a film and TV extra in Sydney, something she says was a lot of fun and a great learning experience.
“I liked a lot of different things and didn’t want to rush into uni on a whim like a lot of my cohort.”
Receiving a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Kitty also interned in Sydney and Brisbane in both PR and journalism, with one PR internship lasting a year.
Kitty’s success demonstrates that exploring your passions can (eventually) lead to landing your dream job.