It’s that time of the year where we all set our goals and aspirations for the New Year. As an aspiring PR professional, creating a vision board is a creative and appealing way of portraying your goals and aspirations. Some may ask what exactly is a vision board? A vision board is merely a poster board filled with images. However, the idea behind a vision board is to include images of things you want to achieve or even things that will remind you on what you want to become.
As PR students, here are a few examples of things you can include in your vision board:
- Internships: We all have that determination of obtaining an internship with an organization. Be sure to include an image of the logo or building of the organization you’ve been longing to intern at.
- Student Organizations: Include an image of the student organization you would like to become a member of. As PR students it’s important we join PR related organizations and other organizations that complement your professional development.
- Blogs: Its essential to keep up with PR related blogs as they help to keep you informed on current events and PR tips. Including images of these blogs can definitely be used as a reminder. For those of you who haven’t started a blog yet, including an image of a WordPress or Blogger logo can be used as an incentive for you to actually get started.
- Networking events: In the PR industry, networking is extremely important and as PR students you should be familiarizing yourself with this skill. At universities there are numerous networking events, be sure to include the events that interest you on your vision board.
Create a vision board to help you clarify, concentrate and keep focus on general or specific goals you want to achieve in your life. As students we are continuously bombarded by obligations and other interruptions which can cause us to lose focus on what we want to accomplish. Having a vision board and viewing it daily can be a powerful tool to keep you focused.
This guest blog post was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member Kadesha Holder.