Alumni Spotlight: Jeanie Davey
Our alumni are pretty cool, in fact, some might say ice cool. Jeanie Davey (KLN ‘17), Marketing Specialist at Rita’s Franchise company is no exception. Through determination, motivation and adaptability, Davey is proof that good things come to those who work hard.
A journalism turned Strategic Communication major, Davey joined Temple PRSSA at the end of her sophomore year for the same reason many of us did, to join a community of students who enjoy public relations. The reason she joined Temple PRSSA eventually turned into her favorite memory of PRSSA - meeting other people in the same field as she fueled her desire to want to help others out and contribute to the continuous support system that the organization provides.
Serving as Vice President of Public Relations for Temple PRSSA and overseeing the Newsletter Committee during her senior year - which is now called the Digital Committee, Davey credits her leadership roles for teaching her how to work with others and come together to achieve a common goal. The rebranding of the newsletter committee to the digital committee, leads to a piece of advice Davey shared, “I’ve learned since graduating with my major, it’s that we are becoming a more social media-focused society Overall, digital is taking over, and that’s something that anyone in the communications field should be mindful of.” As a digital marketing specialist, Davey is constantly adapting to the best social media techniques and learning what works best for Rita’s.
On campus, Davey took advantage of her membership by attending panels the chapter worked hard to organize for its members, participating in the fun accolades the chapter awarded to members and even a photo shoot that was held to update the chapter’s website. Aside from taking full advantage of her membership on campus, Davey also took advantage of the numerous off-campus events offered to PRSSA members by attending multiple PPRA events throughout Philadelphia to network and meet with professionals and students who had similar career interests.
Since graduating from Temple in 2017, Davey has been working in the digital marketing field with experience in both agency and corporate sectors. In her free time, Davey freelances as a photographer and videographer and continues to stay in touch with the friends she made during her time as a Temple Owl. Although it’s impossible to go back in time, when asked if she could give any advice to her college self, Davey said, “enjoy every moment - college goes by way too fast. At the end of the day, you will receive a degree and eventually find a job, so try to be more in the present!”
This blog post was written by Allison Eckel, Director of Social Media.