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I get asked this question whenever the topic of “So what are you doing with your life?” comes up with friends or family. What exactly is Public Relations? What does Public Relations actually do and look like in the real world? Public Relations or PR is what I like to call: A little of a lot.
YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016
Time flies. I remember the excitement I had starting this blog. I only started it, quite literally, to document my internship experience — fast forward five months and my internship is complete without a single post on the matter. I was too busy actually working to write the little things down.
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM
It is officially Day 3 at the agency. It’s a busier time than usual (back to school followed by fashion week followed by end of year reports). A few tips and tricks that I use are: 1. Write EVERYTHING down When anyone asks you to do something or mentions a potentially important detail, write it down. Try to be as word-for-word as possible. This shows you’re taking the request seriously and not just saying “Okay okay sure” without actually processing the info. Once on paper, it’s so much easier to determine the importance (or futility) of the task at hand.
HOW TO SURVIVE THE FIRST DAY AT YOUR INTERNSHIP
First day jitters are over! I was really excited and nervous but I’m glad it’s over with. I now have a pretty clear idea of what I’ll be doing for the next few months. The hardest part of anything is starting, I’m sure that once I find a good pace and get comfortable with all the info provided, I will really excel in this position.
Hi! A little about me: I’ve had the idea of starting a blog in the back of my mind for a very long time, but I was never sure what to write about I’ve always known exactly what I wanted to do as a career since forever It’s happening. I have finally landed my first internship with a PR agency. I was most interested in this particular agency due to it’s location (Downtown) and clients (so many cool brands). I can’t wait to get started! After scouring the Internet for first day tips, the main pointers I found were: Extensively research the…