Ways to gain public relations experience as a college student

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.

Source: 3E Connections

Source: 3E Connections

  1. Complete an internship- it’s required for graduation. Complete as many internships as you can.
  2. Do public relations for a student org- most student orgs have a public relations related position on their leadership board.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Companies want to hire people that have experience and have demonstrated the ability to apply classroom lessons to real life skills.

Daizchane Baker
Editor-in-Chief
EMU PRSSA
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