Earlier this year, I was invited by Ulster Uni to speak on a panel at a Career Development Event to share my experience and advice for PR students...fast forward a bit and here I am, home from my first ever trip to Belfast and panel speaking experience (and still adjusting to not being the only … Continue reading Speaking at Ulster Uni’s Career Development Event & my advice for starting your PR career
The increase in use of personality tests, such as Myer-Briggs, have brought more attention to the personality labels ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’, but what personality type is needed to work in PR? Even though PR centres around relationship building, communicating and networking with different types of people, which undoubtedly requires a certain level of confidence, does … Continue reading ‘PR personality’: do you have to be an extrovert to work in PR?
It's been a good month and a big bit since I last updated my lovely blog, but here I am! Since finishing my last PR job for a charity just before Christmas, I ate my weight in pigs in blankets, celebrated New Years in Venice (it was AMAZING, honestly one of the best trips of my … Continue reading Life as a Digital PR Executive
I feel like it was about 3 weeks ago I was writing my goals for 2016. Now, we're nearing the end of the year and have I lived out some of my goals? Yup, and more! Have my goals changed massively? Even bigger YUP, AND MORE. This blog post is all about learning curves and … Continue reading New Year, New Me…(10 out of 10 for cliché blog post title?)
Southampton Solent students have launched an initiative to create a digital PR textbook. They are asking PR professionals to help them by contributing chapters to a book that they aim to publish early in 2017. The class of second-year students were frustrated at the lack of any good, up-to-date books to help them, so they … Continue reading Solent Students Ask Industry Professionals to Help Create their Own Digital PR Textbook
The first instalment of my brand new blog series is here! I received an email from a Marketing & Events student this week, and she asked a question that I asked myself a lot throughout my time at university: “I am a second year Marketing & Events Management student. I was wondering if the experience … Continue reading THE PR Q&A: Experience over degree?
Happy blog post Wednesday, all! I have exciting news today! Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while may know that I've run a couple of blog series in the past, including a Christmas one (defo fancy doing this again this year!) and a PR interview one. Whilst I don't want … Continue reading I’m starting a new PR blog series!
When you’re at university, what are the two main things you want? In my case, it was relevant work experience and money. Can you relate? In this blog post I’m going to talk through how freelancing during my time at university not only stopped me from having to work 10pm til 3am behind a bar, but … Continue reading Why should students freelance during university?
When researching ‘how to find freelance clients’ I found the usual answers of ‘network, use social media and cold email local businesses’. Did I find my first ever freelance client through any of these means? No. My first freelance client was a local hairdresser who had just moved to Aylesbury (near to where I live) … Continue reading How I found my first freelance client… and how YOU can too
I cannot believe that this time 3 years ago I was just about to embark on my PR & Communication course at university. THREE YEARS? I feel like I’ve blinked and BAM here I am in my first official PR job, with a little freelance business on the side. So a huge hello to all … Continue reading 7 powerful bits of advice for new PR students