When I first started my journey as a Public Relations major, I had no idea just how exciting it would be!
I’ve been in this curriculum for only a year now, but I’m absolutely in love with it! There are already so many avenues and opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and try.
There is no real definition of public relations. It ranges from communications to marketing, journalism, management, business, blogging, and so much more.
One of my favorite things about being a PR student is that there are so many areas that I get the chance to explore, and so many experiences that I can easily add to my resume someday!
This semester, I am so fortunate to be able to work on articles for The Tangerine and host my own hour long radio show on WPNR 90.7 FM 🙂
Writing for The Tangerine has been quite the experience so far. After taking a couple of Journalism classes last semester, I found that I really do enjoy writing.
It’s really interesting how much public relations inspires me. If it wasn’t for this curriculum (and those two journalism classes), I never would have discovered my love for writing and blogging.
I don’t think that’s a secret anymore. I love being a student blogger and I love blogging in general. It makes me happy to get my voice out there, and I hope that with enough practice, I can turn blogging into a full-time, money-making job.
Being a DJ for WPNR is something that I honestly never thought I would do or even could do!
I’m only a couple of weeks in, but I absolutely love being in the radio station AND I love the fact that I can play my own music.
The best part? Myself and two other fabulous girls are bringing Country Music into the studio On Fridays from 10 am – 12:30pm. **No, not the twangy stuff from years ago, today’s country.** Love it or hate it, it’s our style!
In the short year that I have been in this major, I’ve gained so much experience that I will be able to use for internships and job opportunities.
The field of PR is always growing, always evolving. In every company, business, etc., there are public relations specialists or managers right there to help with press releases, social media efforts, website design, and just the general promotion of the company. (NOT to be confused with marketing!)
Every class, every lesson for me is a learning experience, and it is enjoyable! That is what college should be like, my friends.