By Oziel Treviño
Pulse staff editor
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.
Robin Boostrom Jansky attended Palo Alto College in the Fall of 1997 through Summer 1999. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, Jansky worked on a variety of national brands as a media buyer, planner and brand advocate. Her favorite brand was Burger King. She also enjoyed working with Procter & Gamble brands because this company challenged her the most and gave her the most insight on consumer research and analytics. After a few years in the corporate world, Jansky decided entrepreneurship was the path for her. She and her husband purchased two live music venues and also started a portrait photography business specializing in high school seniors.
“I was not a very good writer before I took a class with Denise and became a writer and editor for the inaugural issue of The Pulse. I can still remember having to write my first article like it was yesterday. The article wasn’t hard to write or turn in for initial editing. The hardest part was receiving my first critique without someone sugar-coating my efforts or abilities. It was at this point I realized the need to modify and expand my capabilities if I wanted to be respected and powerful in communicating effectively for any future jobs. It was at this time I also realized my potential and started to manipulate my writing skills and build confidence to write for The Pulse. The Pulse prepared me for my transition to The University of Texas at Austin and future jobs,” Jansky wrote.
Embrace college life! Take risks, and take the time to talk to those around you! Take a course you may have never imagine you’d want to take, try a new language, sit outside and soak up your surroundings, or take a speech class. The time is really short, so make it count!