We’re running a new series of blogs called #CoffeewithContext, where we sit down with a member of the team to discuss some personal and professional musings while grabbing a cup of coffee.
Say hello to Hanna Munir, an Account Executive from Manchester, who has an English Literature degree, runs on caramel iced lattes and is one of Context’s newest recruits. Here are some highlights from our chat:
What’s your motto in life?
‘Bee Happy! As a proud Manc, this motto reminds me to focus on the positives and to appreciate where I am right now.’
What’s your greatest personal achievement to date?
‘Getting into the University of Leeds was definitely a big accomplishment for me. I always knew that I wanted to study Literature and after visiting Leeds for an open day, it just felt like the right place for me.’
What series are you currently binge-watching?
‘Grace and Frankie has been a great watch recently but most of the time I like to keep it classic and re-watch shows such as The Office (US), Friends and Peep Show.’
Who is your hero and what would you do if you met them?
‘I’m not sure that I have one particular hero but in terms of someone inspiring that I would like to meet, the first person that comes to mind is Jandy Nelson, who is one of my favourite authors. I have always been fascinated by her writing process and would love the opportunity to pick her brain!’
How do you maintain a good work-life balance?
‘For me I find taking time away from phone/laptop screens really helps me to get some downtime in the evenings. Whether that’s by reading a book or going for a long walk, it just allows me to rest up and feel ready for the next day.’
What advice would you offer to someone considering a career in PR?
‘As an Account Executive, I’m still very much at the beginning of my career and I am lucky to have such a supportive team here at Context. If there was one piece of advice that I would give to anyone starting out, it would be to just put yourself out there. Whether that’s through work experience or reaching out to people already in the industry, you never know what opportunities could come out of it and you’ll get a clearer idea of what your next steps should be.’
What lessons have you learnt over the last eighteen months?
‘I think the pandemic definitely made everyone re-evaluate their priorities and for me it made me appreciate my friends and family even more. Just making sure to dedicate time to making memories and living in the moment.’
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