Okay… so I have learned tons in my PR Applications class taught by the lovely Barbara Nixon.
Here are the top 10 things that I have taken away from this class.
1. Twitter- It’s a whole other world. Everyone hash tags like crazy and twitter chats are intense, but I think I finally have a grasp on how it can be a great tool to build contacts and networking.
2. Resumes- I learned how to write my resume in the best way possible. If I couldn’t fit everything on to my resume, I could put in on LinkedIn, which is a great site to connect with potential employers.
3. Interviews- Everything I need to know on how to ace and interview I learned. It is all about presenting yourself in the best way possible from what nail polish you’re wearing to crazy good eye contact.
4. Internships- I learned how to rock my internship in 10 easy steps. I will definitely keep in contact with my professors and the company that I intern for even after my college days.
5. WordPress- I know WordPress like the back of my hand! Through this class I have learned to blog more effectively and how to make my posts look creative. I love trying to find fun pictures to compliment what I’m writing on.
6. Networking- I have learned the importance of networking though sites like Twitter and LinkedIn. In the world of PR, the key to finding a great job is through networking and keeping up with different forms of social media.
7. Blog Comments- Commenting on different blogs should come from the heart.
Bloggers love when other bloggers react to their current posts. It’s a great way to get feedback on a topic and hear other people’s points of view and what they think.
8. Podcasts- They are really neat to listen to. It still amazes me how people can be on opposite sides of the world yet host a podcast together. I love how the hosts talk about what people write them and keep up with their devoted listeners.
9. PR Professionals- I have learned what it is like to be a PR pro. I know now that it is a quick-on-your-feet kind of job but definitely rewarding.
10. Importance of grammar- This is extremely important when it comes to being professional and applying for jobs. If you stink at grammar then you will not be able to get a worthwhile job in PR.
I would just like to shout out to Professor Nixon. Thank you for teaching us great lessons in PR. I will always remember what you taught throughout my entire career. Thanks so much! ☺