Hello everyone! If I have not already introduced myself, I am the Pub Club intern assisting with social media and various projects that come my way. I graduated from Boston University at the end of 2014 and have been helping Pub Club since September 2015.
As you all know first hand, PR requires a great deal of know-how. For the experienced, fielding calls for one client while scheduling social media posts for another while maybe finding some time for lunch is all in a day’s work. For someone freshly stepping into the professional PR world, it all seemed overwhelmingly daunting. I experienced a great deal during my first professional year. One year later, I reflect back on the most important lessons I learned:
- Say yes. I am a true believer in the power of reaching out and saying yes. There are so many opportunities out there as long as you are willing to pipe up and say something.
- Don’t force a direction. The best thing about PR is that there are multiple paths you can take. So if one does not work, try another.
- Networking is key. Start building your network up and keep expanding it because a valuable connection may stem from a good conversation.
- Ask questions. Ask as much as you can your first go around so that you have the know-how for the second.
- It will work out. Transitioning from student to professional is not easy. It takes a lot of time and effort but it all pays off in the end.