From a graduate placement to full time career as a Junior Account Executive at a Scottish PR Agency
THIS week we interviewed our newest addition to the team, Yolina Boyanova, to find out more about how her first few weeks have been and what she loves to do out of the office.
1. What is your background?
I am originally from Varna, Bulgaria but I moved to Scotland five years ago to do my degree in Public Relations at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
2. What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I am not in a bookstore looking for my newest read, I really enjoy practicing my photography skills and taking pictures of my friends.
3. What is your favourite book to read?
It will be impossible for me to choose only one, but I always love going back to “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. Pricing.
4. What is one hobby you’d love to get into?
I am always up for a new challenge or adventure but lately I have been excited to get better at chess.
5. What made you decide to go into PR?
I have always known I wanted to do something like that – to work with creative people and help them and others see the value of their work. So, when I was fourteen and my friend told me about Public Relations, it felt like the answer I had been looking for.
6. What is your favourite thing about your career?
I enjoy the creative freedom and the dynamic environment. I love keeping myself busy and learning something new every day
7. What is one professional skill you are currently working on?
Lately, I have been trying to let go of my perfectionism and focus on dealing with ambiguity while thinking on my feet
8. If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Social psychology – people fascinate me and the more I understand them, the more connected I feel to the world and my own personal journey as a part of it.
9. What is your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Nothing beats spending time with my best friend – I love going out shopping and for walks together, especially along Princes Street, here in Edinburgh. My favourite thing to do is to get a caramel latte from Starbucks and sit next to Waverley steps where we can see where the busy city centre meets the gorgeous Edinburgh Castle backdrop.
10. What is one of your favourite memories from the past year?
I would say my entire journey of moving from Aberdeen to Edinburgh this year has been an amazing and refreshing experience. It made me feel excited and hopeful for all the adventures that are yet to come.
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