About Shantae (Sassy)

I’m Shantae Rollins, and I’m the “sassy” one in this terrific twosome.  I am a soon-to-be Kent State University public relations graduate in search of gainful employment somewhere along the east coast.   

I interned with Flash Communications in 2009, completed a summer 2009 internship in the Corporate Affairs Department at InfoCision Management Corporation and currently work as a marketing assistant in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information.  I recently accepted a position as a public relations intern at Keathley Advertising.

I served as the secretary for Kent’s Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter for the spring of 2009, and I’m currently serving as the vice president of professional relations.  When presented with the opportunity to attend the PRSSA national conference last year in Detroit, Michigan, I jumped at it.  I met students and professionals who are excited about the changing public relations industry and eager to make their mark on the profession.  I also bonded with my now roommates, Mary Jo and Rebecca.  I also attended the most recent conference in San Diego, California, and it was a great learning experience!

With one semester left, I feel ready to take on the world because of the excellent PR program at Kent State.  It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve learned a great deal about media relations, public speaking, journalistic writing (the AP Style Guide is my bible), blogging, publication design and researching, planning and implementing public relations campaigns. 

I had the honor of being a part of the 2009 PRKent Bateman team, which received an honorable mention for our College:  RockIt! campaign.  I also worked with another fabulous team of five to create an in-region communications plan for the Cleveland Plus Marketing Alliance (CPMA).   

I’m a busy-body who can’t stay still, so I think my multi-tasking abilities would be a good fit for an agency setting; however, I’m a jack of all trades who is capable of adapting and up for anything!

Feel free to connect with me via this blog, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Three random facts:

  1. I too love coffee, but probably not as much as Rebecca.  I love coffee piping hot, black with a dash of Splenda, warm with seasonal creamer or chilled over ice cubes.
  2. I am the mother of a 10-pound-rabbit named Mr. Bugs.  He’s cute, chocolate-brown and a little sassy, just like me. 
  3. I love just about anything animal print.  My bedroom and bath decor is inspired by wild, African felines. 

What’s on my iPod: I don’t have a favorite song or artist.  I like a little bit of everything.  I’m currently listening to Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys and the Black Eyed Peas. 

My favorite quote: “Be yourself, who else is better qualified?” -Frank J. Giblin

My favorite fun fact about Rebecca: Rebecca is an eternal optimist.  I could be having the worst day, and her positive demeanor makes me reevaluate what is important.



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