Professionals tell students to network, but don’t always share how to do it. First, have the courage to get out of the car and enter the building! Then just start the conversation. Play the student card and use it as your icebreaker. PR professionals love to talk, so all you have to do is begin the conversation.
“Be prepared to feel awkward and feel the fear, but do it anyway.”
Clients don’t always understand who you are as a professional, but they need you. You have to learn to talk about your profession in a way that’s easy to digest. It’s also important to work harder than the people around you. It will help you reserve resources for your clients and spend less while you do more.
General Career Advice
Be brave and screw things up. The teaching moment comes when you mess up and you are able to learn from the situation. It’s important to know what you like or don’t like and what works or doesn’t work. You become more established in the field by knowing yourself.
“Stop saying ‘I’m so busy.’ Busy is a state of mind. Be productive. Change your mindset.”
- Get the word out
Thanks again, Adrienne! We loved hearing from you and having the opportunity to ask questions.
Senior PRSSA Member