I've thought through many options, among them (and what I've essentially narrowed it down to):
1) Journalism - I love to write, I am interested in following current events, sports, technology, and all the latest trends, and I thrive in fast-paced environments.
2) PR - Again, I love to write, I have developed communication skills, and a passion and interest in social media/networking. I love to explore new technology, and would be good at finding new and creative ways to utilize that technology to help a company to grow and communicate with its customers, past, present and future.
3) Marketing/Advertising - Similar to PR in ways. [Again] I love to write, since I was a kid, I've been memorizing ad jingles and reciting back TV and radio ads to my parents and friends. Long car trips were a blast for me, and a nuisance for my older brother, who spend much of them with ear buds in, and metal music blaring. I am the marketer's dream customer - I watch commercials on TV and immediately go out to buy some Hershey's Bliss chocolates or a "Snuggie". I could have a lot of fun and be really productive in this arena.
4) Social Media - Fits into PR (probably). I have a sincere interest in communicating a message to the world. I'm a world-class blogger (clearly), (fairly) newly-initiated Twitter-er, Facebook-er, LinkedIn-user, TokBox-experimenter, etc. I see the potential for many (if not all) of these applications to be used to make a positive change in a company's reputation and "branding". The internet makes it super easy for corporations and individuals to reach a HUGE amount of people in a split second. It's a powerful tool, and these social media tools are making it just that much easier. My experience with those tools makes me valuable to companies who are looking to expand by including them in their marketing plans.
So, I've narrowed down my search a bit. What now? Looking for jobs is not proving to be the simplest task. More and more, I'm using social media to get the word out that I'm on the job-hunt, and hoping that my connections can help me to find something that fits for me and an employer. I'm exhausting CareerBuilder and Monster, as well as the W&M Alumnus site. LinkedIn has been possibly the most helpful of tools that I've made use of, but I am still searching and applying, with little to no luck.
Any comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome, and much appreciated!