If you are anything like me, you entered college bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with absolutely no idea what you wanted to do with your life. I took countless intro courses my freshman year, and all it took was an Intro to Public Relations course to realize that I saw a future for myself in the field. No matter how you found public relations, you are here and we are all in this together.
“So, what do you plan to do with that?”
If you study public relations you have probably been asked this dreaded question at every family gathering in recent years, and you probably looked something like this trying to come up with an answer:
Choosing a major is hard, but figuring out what you want to do with that major is an even more difficult task. As PR professionals, our options are truly endless, because everyone needs public relations. This means we can work in pretty much any industry, from the legal field to the fashion world. This gives us the opportunity to take something we love and apply it to something else we are passionate about.
During my time here at Temple, I have met and befriended countless other public relations majors, each on a different path within the field. Public relations can take you anywhere from working at a large firm or agency, to non-profits or politics.
I am currently a junior with a passion for all things political. This past summer, I was able to combine my love for public relations with my love for law and politics by interning at the Philadelphia Bar Association. My experience at the Bar made me truly believe that public relations can take you anywhere you want to go.
If you are new to the whirlwind that is the public relations industry, my advice is to try as many types of PR in as many industries as possible until you find your dream job. Our preferences within the field may, and probably will, change- and that is okay.
This blog post was written by Account Associate Caitlyn Koch.