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Explore careers in PR
October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Have you considered a career in public relations (PR)?
Public relations is about managing reputation. A career in PR involves gaining understanding and support for your clients, as well as trying to influence opinion and behaviour. You’ll use all forms of media and communication to build and maintain goodwill. You’ll also monitor publicity and conduct research to find out the concerns and expectations of your client organisation’s stakeholders. You’ll report and explain your findings to management.
This is an exciting, fast moving industry with great internship and entry level grad jobs.
You’ll usually work in-house in either the private or public sectors, from the utility and media sectors to voluntary and not-for-profit organisations. Some PR officers may be based in consultancies.
This session four PR Professionals will tell you about their career journey and answer all your questions. Hear from:
Ed Hopkins at PR Agency GreenHouse
Lynsey Barry at story-driven PR agency Berkley Communications
Emma McSweeny from DMC Ltd
Veronica Hannon from Transformcommunications
This session will give you an overview of:
What job opportunities look like in PR
Where you can find graduate jobs, internships, placements
What you can do now to build up solid skills for this type of work
What’s in it for me?
Understand what a career in PR looks like
Speed up your research by speaking directly to PR professionals
Find out the steps you can take now towards a career in PR
Who’s it for?
All UG and PG students with an interest in exploring Public Relations as a career path.
*This workshop can count for 1.5 hours of your RED Award training and development hours. Find out more about the RED Award at reading.ac.uk/REDAward