If you stay in the media business long enough in New Hampshire, you’re going to know everyone — reporters, photographers, TV newscasters, columnists, PR flacks, company spokespeople, campaign bloggers — you get the idea. While I’m far from knowing everyone, I’ve been around long enough to see connections overlap more and more often.
I first connected with Kate as a blogger for Stay Work Play New Hampshire. It was a fun way to write about weekend trips and job hunting tips as I got my career on track after having my daughter. The amount of content this site produces regularly is impressive, as is the amount of work Kate does to keep the organization going. I got the chance to speak with her again for an alumna interview for UNH Manchester “Campus News.” You can read the first part of the story below, or go to the UNH Manchester site for the whole piece.
Alumna Helps Young People Find Ways to Stay, Work and Play in NH
When Kate Luczko talks to students about her role as Executive Director of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, they often ask her what she does in a typical day. There is no typical day, Luczko said.
“Every day is different, which is one of the things I love the most,” she said. Stay Work Play New Hampshire’s website features work and life advice for people in the early stages of their career, as well as links and blog posts about fun things to do in New Hampshire. The organization also runs a series of programs, including the Talent & Internship Summit, NH Internships, the Challenge Grant student loan repayment program, and the annual Rising Stars Awards.
The non-profit, which aims to encourage young people to start their careers and make home in the Granite State, has recently hired a part-time staff person. But before this person came on, Luczko said her role at Stay Work Play New Hampshire was like being “a jack of all trades.”
“Among other things, I’m responsible for the website, social media, outreach, organizing events and public relations. We have almost 20 volunteer bloggers, so I’m managing them too,” she said. “It’s a wide variety of things.”