Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quidditch, Whales and Public Relations

This is the second time this year I have been asked to use social media as part of a class assignment. It's not exactly a surprise, given my major and all. I'm finally beginning to take classes that actually have to do with Public Relations. Sure, I'm taking Existentialism and The City (yes, that's the name of the class. It's an architecture class...) which has absolutely nothing to do with my degree. But at the same time, I'm also taking Principles of Management and Principles of Public Relations. So it's only half has bad as it has been in the past.

Principles of Public Relations is a pretty straight forward class. No surprises in this course, the class outlines the basics of what it would be like to work in a Public Relations setting. It gives details on everything from studying solutions to Seaworld's Whalegate (yes, I made that up) to working Public Relations in a sports setting. In fact, I volunteered to run a Twitter account for USF Quidditch. That decision was inspired on what I'm learning in this class. I'm obviously a big sports nut; working a Public Relations career with a sports franchise is a dream for me.

This class, Principles of Public Relations, has confirmed my desire to work in the field of Public Relations. Before this semester, I wanted to take up this major mostly because I felt like I had the skills to do the job well. It had nothing to do with the fact that I thought I'd actually enjoy working in Public Relations, I just felt like I had the basic skills to work well in the field. . However, as I am finishing up this course, I have realized that this is a field I am actually interested in. I enjoy the inner workings of Public Relations, and I feel like this is a career that I'll learn to love.

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