I started my PR certificate! I am already so excited for where this is going to lead! So far we’ve learned about communication plans, Google Analytics, media kits and social media. My inner nerd is shining and I can’t wait to get started on our first two assignments. The class is absolutely wonderful. 18 other amazing people with a diverse array of experiences and awesome stories to tell. I was so wow’ed during our first round of introductions. These people are super impressive and the PR industry is definitely in for a treat! Get ready!
Image from dearlifeiloveyou on Instagram
(if you are looking for any source of inspiration, this is the account to follow!)
The experience of the last 4 months has really helped me define what I do and don’t like in the space of my career. Even so early on in the PR program, it is so fascinating to feel these realizations and being confident that, that is completely okay for me to feel. This is a glimpse into what I’ve thought about and learned over the last 4 months:
-social media (super evident to me in class this week)
-to listen to people’s STORIES
-exploring in all sense of the word
-creating fun & engaging content
-projects (I like the feeling of completing one thing and moving to the next)
I’m working on:
-finding the next skill I want to develop (InDesign anyone?)
I really dislike:
-working remotely as the ONLY option
-not feeling connected to my work
The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the last 4 months is really that I need to be around people. Having the option to work remotely for the odd day or is really great. But I’m not sure I could do it long term. I’m really all about being efficient and find I am so much more so when I am stimulated with surroundings and conversations. It is interesting to see this written down and will be even better to look back upon, a few months into my career.
It is really exciting for me to say “into my career”. I am so excited by the prospects and for all the potential opportunities that lay in front of me. The structure that school has added back to my life was so needed. This kind of played into my realization of being more effective when surrounded by a stimulating environment.
Can’t wait to keep tracking my progress over the next 5-8 weeks!
Until next time…