What I Did in College
I was recently asked by a college student what I did in college that helped prepare me for my career in PR. Thought I’d share with all of you – and get your answers to that question too as I’m sure we all had different paths to getting where we are today, all relevant and interesting. Here’s what I did:
Worked on the college newspaper. No question, this was hands-down one of the most helpful things I did to prepare me for my PR career.
Took sociology and psychology classes as electives. In this career, it’s a great thing to have insight into how groups work together and how people work, period.
I should have interned more. I worked two jobs to pay for school (in retail and banking) and while that prepared me for hard work, responsibility, juggling priorities and working with different people, it didn’t give me a PR internship on my resume that is pretty much a requirement these days, at least when I’m on the hiring end.
Oh and I didn’t go to school when it rained. I live in Austin, TX, so this wasn’t that often – if you live in Seattle, I would advise against this. 😉
Please reply with your thoughts – I’d like to give the inquiring student as much feedback as possible!