Did you miss the conversation with Publicist Lauren Crowne? No worries! We have your top five tips from her presentation right here!
Lauren graduated from BC in 2007 and has been in Public Relations with Rasky, one of the top 50 public relations firms in the nation, where she provided communications support for the education, healthcare and nonprofit practice group. She now works as the main publicist for the Museum of Science here in Boston, working on such campaigns as the widely attended Harry Potter exhibition. She had some great advice for students! Here’s a peek at what she said:
- Informational interviews are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. It lets the company know your interested even if they don’t have a job available. It’s also never too early to start! Anyone who’s interested in the field can do these! For tips on how to get started, visit the Career Center website.
- Connections can be used to get a job, but they can also be used to make other connections. Networking isn’t a one time thing. You have to keep building your circle; you never know when your contacts will have the perfect opportunity for you.
- Public Relations typically involves a lot of writing. Make sure that you have writing samples handy to give to potential employers. Anything from a short class assignment to a piece of journalism will work just fine. Try to make them look as professional as possible.
- Getting an internship not only looks great on your resume, but it is like practice for when you start interviewing for your first job.
- Read the newspaper! If you can show employees that you know what is going on in the world, they are always impressed.
Remember that it’s never too early to start networking and searching for that perfect opportunity! Public Relations maybe not your thing? We have weekly Career Conversations with alums in a variety of fields…check them out and find your passion!