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I (Morgan) did major in communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in journalism. While Vestique isn’t technically a PR job, I use the skills and tactics I learned in my major on a daily basis. We’ve been fortunate enough to receive great press for our company by following a solid communications plan and through tireless media outreach initiatives. I think PR is a wonderful/applicable field and you will be able to use your degree in whatever career path you choose.
As far as advice goes, I did have a couple of traditional PR jobs before I started Vestique. I’m sure you already know this, but INTERN, INTERN, INTERN! I had several internships in college (both paid and unpaid) that definitely helped me land a job upon graduation. Employers love to see real world experience and there’s no better way to get that than to do the grunt work at an internship.
Utilize PRSSA’s job center. I stalked their website and job bank when I was looking.
Build relationships and keep in touch with your professors. One of my favorite professors from NCSU is STILL helping me out to this day and it has been 5 years since graduation.
Don’t be afraid to go through a recruiter. I got my first job out of college through a recruiter in Charlotte. It was a temp position. It was not glamorous or what I wanted to do for the long haul, but it paid the bills and helped to beef up my resume.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at email@example.com. I love to help fellow PR gals! Good luck and congrats on graduation.