By Annabelle Blomeley From ages 13 through 18, I went to an arts high school where I majored in creative writing. While there, I spent hours per day in writing classes, debated about commas and heard some of the worst writing prompts known to man. I mean, do we really need to write an…… Continue reading PR Students and Student Journalism: A Match Made in Communications Heaven
Q. I’m a halfway into the first semester of my senior year and wondering if I should proceed to get a master’s degree upon graduation, accept a full-time job that I’m told is going to be offered at the end of my internship or try to do both. What’s your advice? -JB A. Congratulations on…… Continue reading Get a Job or Get a Master’s Degree? Or Both?
By Luke Smith Businesses and professionals worldwide are thankful for Public Relations pros. It’s sometimes seems magical how they can create a favorable public image for their clients and rebuild from situations that harm their clients’ reputations. Much of their success is due in part to their education and skill development. Unfortunately, pursuing post-graduation skills…… Continue reading Self-Education and Skill Development for PR Pros
By Sharlys Leszczuk As important as college is to building foundational knowledge, I think it’s often misrepresented as the place where you learn everything you need to know in order to land your dream job and be successful. Perhaps some majors work better than others in this model. But in my experience, in the realm…… Continue reading Not Your Textbook PR Internship
Although the media and communications field has had its share of struggles and drawbacks in recent years, public relations jobs have endured as a popular line of work. Even as the field of journalism, mass media and communications changes, there will always be a demand for high-quality workers to promote a product, service, individual or…… Continue reading Educating Yourself About PR Career Potential
“Matt Ragas According to the latest jobs report, released last week by the Labor Department, the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent for January. More alarming was a report from Generation Opportunity, released the same day, placing the unemployment rate for those under age 30 at 11.5 percent, or nearly 50 percent higher than…… Continue reading Colleges Should Require Business 101
Q. I graduated three years ago with a degree in business/psychology and now work in sales. Everyone tells me I am a “natural” PR person. How can I go about confirming what they say? And is it a bad time to consider switching careers? -PT A. The Council of PR Firms offers an excellent “crash course”…… Continue reading Bad Time to Switch to PR Career?