Member Spotlight: Alice Telios-Dunlap

aliceEmployer: BJC HealthCare

Title: Communications Specialist

Years in the profession: 2 years

Favorite quote:

Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”– Steve Jobs

How have you benefited from being an IABC St. Louis member?

Meeting communications professionals from across the St. Louis area has been an amazing networking opportunity for me, especially as a younger member of our industry. IABC has also given me the chance to volunteer for different programs and events. This will be a great addition to my resume, and I have fun doing it.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in communication?

One piece of advice I always give to others interested in a communications profession , especially students I have worked with, is learn what you are good at, whether it is writing, research, event planning, etc., and learn even more skills that will make you a well-rounded asset to your work team. You are never going to know when having certain knowledge, like how to edit photos or direct a video production team, is going to come in handy. Having a full tool belt will make you stand out and can bring value to any team.

What do you like most about your job?
I thrive on being connected to a mission that serves the St. Louis community. My daily routines may not include providing direct care to patients and families, but I try to stay connected to how my organization influences people every day. This helps motivate me, and I believe it positively influences my ability to communicate to my organization’s diverse employee population.

One of my mentors once told me that our work “brings the party.” I feel like you have to be excited about your role in serving your overall mission so that others see you live what you help preach. Hopefully they can catch your enthusiasm too!

When not working, you could find me…

in the kitchen testing out a new concoction with my husband or enjoying the city while walking my doxie-pin, Artemis.