This week we recognize Maggie Jackson, our Communications Associate. Maggie recently graduated from University of Detroit Mercy, and this is her first PR move in her career. Maggie is speedy on research, a social media wiz and a strong writer. Her role is integral to the PR team’s success, as she supports many clients/teams. Read what Maggie has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
There are so many things I love about MCCI, but definitely the community. That was one of the first things I noticed before I even started working here. I love how everyone is so passionate about what they do. That passion is definitely evident when they are working with our clients.
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family.
My role involves handling social media, researching various items for clients, media monitoring, developing content for newsletters, and more. I also provide Detroit fun facts during our Monday morning meetings to add a fun spin on things!
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
The most rewarding part of my job is providing a finished product to a client that I’m proud of. There are challenges to any job, but I am learning that you just have to take everything in stride.
How do you spend your time outside the office?
Doing nothing is the bane of my existence, so I love to keep busy. I spend a lot of time volunteering at the Solanus Casey Center. I am involved in planning the Center’s young adult ministry events with one of the friars. We created an event called Tap Into Life, where once a month young adults meet at a bar or restaurant and discuss what is going on in their lives, in the hope to help them grow as individuals. It has been a huge success. I also love spending time with my family and friends, reading, baking and binge-watching Netflix.
Who is a character from a TV show or a book that you’ve always resonated with?
This is a tough one because I love to read! Some of my favorite literary heroines include Jo March, Elizabeth Darcy, Anne Shirley and Katniss Everdeen. They are very different from one another, but one of the things that they all have in common is that no matter what difficult situation they go through, they handle it with grace, find a way to get through it and always try to focus on the good rather than the bad.
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