Last Tuesday, February 5, our faculty advisor Tim Wieland, APR visited us to give us some helpful tips about what to expect after graduation. Here are five helpful tips for graduating seniors:
Full-Time vs Internships Tim says don’t be afraid of taking another internship after graduation. Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door and learn new skills. Who knows, that internship could turn into a full-time job.
What’s PR and what isn’t? Tim suggests you be cognizant of sales jobs masked as public relations jobs.
Have a plan for why Decided why you want a job beyond just needing a job. Figure out why you want a job beyond just the monetary reward.
NetworkingTim explains that you shouldn’t just worry about making connections with people who can give you job. Work to build relationships. You never know what those people can do for you in the future.
Request mentors Tim mentions that finding a mentor is as easy as asking. If you are clicking with someone, ask them to be your mentor. The worst they can say is no!
Tim also recommends joining the PRSA after graduating. If you are currently a PRSSA member and join within two years of graduating, you can join for only $60. Typically, annual dues cost $155.