The best advice is simple: Work hard and be nice.
Kate Sigety, the senior manager of strategic messaging at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, found her love of communications through editing.
Kate Sigety is fortunate to have discovered her interest in communications early in school through her work on the yearbook and school newspaper, but her first job at a neighborhood restaurant taught her how to listen, prioritize, and solve problems under pressure—all critical skills in the association world. A glimpse at her career path:
A Working History
2004 – 2011: Counter Attendant at Roseina’s
2010: Marketing and Advertising Intern at Williams Whittle
2011: Editor-in-Chief for Emory & Henry College’s The Whitetopper
2012 – 2014: Communications Coordinator at National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
2014 – 2016: Manager of Communications, Content, and Social Media at NACAC
2016 –: Senior Manager, Strategic Messaging, at AAO-HNS