Default Profile Pic

Designing my Road of Uncertainty to Success

  • Class: Panthers
  • Educator: Johnathan Chase
  • Home Base: Edmeston Central School

My Roadmap

I mashed up my Interests to direct me down my own road. Take the Roadmap quiz for yourself!


Being Physically Acive

My Roadmap

Environment & Nature




Being Creative



My Roadmap


My Manifesto

My Manifesto

My Manifesto is to use my individuality and determination to help guide me down my own road. In times where I question my road because of The Noise I hear around me I can reflect upon why I started that road in the first place. Furthermore, I can reflect on the efforts I made to realize what and where I wanted to go in life. This would then remind me that my dreams are greater than the struggle, which would then put me right back on track. Something that can inspire me to keep moving forward is the amount of happiness I will feel when I am acknowledged for an accomplishment and can see that accomplishment myself.

Leader Interview

Kelly Pylinski

Digital Media Developer

My leader creates brand awareness through graphic design, social media, product management, and customer experience.

What type of route did this leader take?

  • It was straightforward

    "It was straightforward."

  • It was windy

    "It took a while to figure out."

  • It was circuitous

    "I tried everything."

Leader's Work Life

An average day in the Marketing Department at NYCM includes heavy workload that requires fast paced thinking and creativity. My leader is constantly working with multiple programs and departments at NYCM. His typical day requires him to be a self-teacher in programs such as Photoshop, After Effects, Word, and Premier. Furthermore, Kelly is required to have multiple skill sets such as time management, communication, and literacy in multiple programs.

Leader's Noise

My Leader had dealt with hearing his brother and sister believe that the direction he was going into was not the best decision. They believed he should go into business where there would always be a need for employees. However, he deals with a lot of business related aspects and has multiple skill sets that have become an important asset in the Marketing Department at NYCM. The Noise my Leader worked through only increased his desire to become successful.

Roadtrip Nation RV

Advice from my Leader

My leader advised me to try and figure out what makes me unique and carry that through everything I do. He also told me that I should put myself where I feel important. Kelly told me I will need skillsets such as fast thinking, creativity, and the ability to make something out of nothing. He reflected on his work at NYCM and warned me that I have to be proud of what I've done because anything marketers and advertisers do becomes the face of the company. With this in mind, my interview with my leader stressed the importance that it is imperative I love what I do.

My Cold-Calls

My Cold-Calls

The most important thing is to know what you are saying and be short and concise. If it takes you too long to get to the point you may lose interest from the person you are calling. Also, if you sound rude the person you are calling will not want to carry on a conversation with you. My job over the summer of 2015 included calling local artists to get their updated information for the AIE Catalog. Which required me to write down what I wanted to say before I called so that I could be short and concise.

Before and After


Before my Leader Interview I thought that I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life but now I realize I want to make a successful career in the advertising and marketing industry as a designer, just as my Leader has done. Through the interview with my Leader, and a job shadow in his department, I learned that I need to carry my individuality, creativity, and determination with me in everything that I do. Learning about what my Leader does at his place of work helped secure my dreams of what I wanted to do with my life. Furthermore, hearing my Leaders advice helped me become aware of the work that I will have to do in the near future. Now I feel completely prepared to take on that challenge.