Most employers are looking for you to have experience when applying for entry-level positions. Luckily for you there are many ways to gain experience as a public relations student.
- Complete an internship- it’s required for graduation. Complete as many internships as you can.
- Do public relations for a student org- most student orgs have a public relations related position on their leadership board.
- Manage social media accounts for department and colleges on campus- check with the marketing department or department head to see if they need some help.
- Volunteer to help local non-profits with their public relations efforts- nonprofits often need help. This could also become an internship.
There are many ways to gain public relations as a student. Hint: the more experience you have on your resume, the more favorable your resume will look to hiring managers.