After interning with Eric Mower and Associates, David Grome ’07 was offered – and accepted – a position as an assistant account executive at the public relations firm’s Rochester office where he worked this summer.
Grome, who double-majored in political science and public policy, works primarily on a business-to business account for Kodak Document Imaging-Graphic Communications Group, and also handles work for Cricket Communications, Hunter’s Hope and the Small Business Council. He is concentrating on gaining speaking opportunities at trade shows, submitting articles to trade publications, announcing new product releases and promoting products for award considerations.
He achieves these goals by writing news releases, compiling media contact lists, understanding the specific markets where these products are used, arranging interviews with reporters from various publications and attending events. He also intends to continue to pursue community service work.
“I have already begun to think of creative ways to directly connect my personal dedication to public service to my overall career objectives and opportunities, Grome said.
Grome credits the liberal arts education he received at HWS with preparing him well for the job.
“At Eric Mower and Associates, my clients’ work demands the same comprehensive focus of the liberal arts philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Grome explained. “It requires a constant attention to topical issues, an awareness of the surrounding contexts and a willingness to think beyond the ordinary when creating solutions.