I am Kyle Stodard, a student at the University of Florida and Technical Advisor at Apple based in Gainesville, FL. I am currently in my third year at UF working to achieve a bachelor’s degree in public relations. I aspire to be a public relations professional with either a Fortune 500 company or an agency. Public relations will be a perfect fit for me because it will give me a platform to help people in various publics.
In my current role at Apple, I help people who are facing issues with their devices. I love being able to save the day for customers and get everything working again for them. This role has also prepared me for the challenges I may face in the future, like workplace conflict and how to be a team player. Ideally, I want to transition into a public relations role at Apple.
When I am not studying or working, I am giving back to the community. I mainly do this as a Younglife Capernaum leader, which means I am friends with kids that have special needs. I go to a school for kids with special needs each week and get to hang out with them. Every two weeks a team and I put on a party for the kids. It is incredible to see how much fun the kids have. I am very passionate about this organization because kids with special needs are a group often dismissed by society. I am trying to change that because kids with special needs are so awesome.