t’s three weeks into the fall semester and I woke up next to my PR Style Guide once again. After writing two news releases and reading three chapters the night before, I realize I have 70 pages left to read before my class at noon tomorrow, a media advisory to e-mail to my professor and a shift to work from noon to 9 this evening. Did I mention it was a Saturday?
It’s perhaps the greatest thing about studying communications—I will be able to weave what I learned from classes with my real interests and create a career I find truly purposeful. From working in traditional roles such as sports marketing, and being a celebrity’s publicist to being a political blogger or a Comic Con PR rep (who knows what you kids are into these days…) the communications field is vast as it is rewarding. Its applicability is far reaching and the decisions we will undoubtedly make as future communications professionals will have profound effects on those around us. I have to remind myself of these things on days like today—when I’m buried in assignments and midterms are looming.