Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client.
Other Job Titles Public Relations Managers May Have
Communications Director, Communications Manager, Community Relations Director, Development Director, Public Affairs Director, Public Relations Director (PR Director), Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)
As the director of communications, I'm in charge of the ways in which we talk about our mission and organizing the mechanisms that enable us to drive change on a global scale. I tell the stories and show people what's possible.
Talk to as many people as possible about their careers, their journey, and build your network! Offer to volunteer and learn about jobs / careers that you may not have ever heard of before. I wish I knew earlier on about Community Development Banking earlier on in my life, before spending my undergrad years studying medicine. (I didn't apply to medical school.) The world is evolving so fast and there are so many careers and jobs out there.
Networking & experience are key. Get involved on campus, be the lead of a group project, work a job while being a full time student, get an internship, volunteer in your community. Start building your resume in a variety of ways. All of this will lead to valuable experience that will prepare you more for life after college and you will be able to build a network through your involvement. It’s not just about what you know, it’s also about who you know.
Dispense with the notion of the dream school and start thinking about the dream experience. If you think about it that way, then you can't fail. Not getting into a particular program is no longer a failure. You've actually opened up a broader set of options for yourself that way.
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