The March 2017 issue of The Pulse is the seventy-fifth issue published since the Fall of 1998. We asked former reporters and editors to let us know where they are now, their favorite Palo Alto memories, and what advice they would give to current students.
By Jose Castillon
Pulse Staff Editor
Kimberly Addison Sanford attended Palo Alto College from Spring 1998 through Spring 2000. Sanford then graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After doing a variety of jobs in marketing and public relations, Sanford started her own event planning company. Sanford’s company is based on setting up a variety (rustic, romantic and rock ‘n roll) lounge areas, photo booths and candy bars for a wide range of events.
“Never really dreamed of owning my own event business, but I knew that my marketing and PR education would have me in the event field somehow,” Sanford wrote. She believes her time on staff of The Pulse was beneficial.
“Many lessons learned as a both a writer and editor for The Pulse: Patience, creativity, and attention to detail are just a few of the attributes enhanced and nurtured during my time with The Pulse.”
When recalling her time at PAC and The Pulse, Sanford wrote, “Try new things – writing and editing for The Pulse, meeting new people, making lifelong friends, learning things I never knew existed. Those are the best memories.”
Take advantage of every internship made available. The contacts you’ll make and the things you’ll learn will be of such value to you personally and professionally for your lifetime.