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Steven Thorpe

Steven Thorpe

Capital One

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Steven's work combines: Writing, Education, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Senior Media Relations Manager

Tell Capital One's great community story to media outlets and through social media.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Isidore Newman School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Missouri-Columbia

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Public Relations Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Being a reporter and editor.

  • 2.

    Learning Public Relations in an entry level.

  • 3.

    Started to specialize my skills and learn about business in an actual setting.

  • 4.

    Became increasingly comfortable in working directly with journalists. Always be honest!

  • 5.

    Developed specialty such as financial writing.

  • 6.

    Expanded my skill set, including the use of technology to do my job better.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Someone once told me not to go into PR, that reporters are jerks.

  • How I responded:

    Realize that journalists are just doing their jobs -- and their jobs are very important in a democratic society.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I had some necessary surgery soon after high school. I overcame it by being patient and letting my body heal.