I had the opportunity to teach students in my PR Case Studies and PR Campaigns class yesterday about our trip to Los Angeles. I went through each day, what we did, who we met with and “Golden Nuggets” I learned from the people we met. Below are the slides I presented:
One student walked in late and saw the Method Communication page. He was excited and asked if I worked for them. I told him no but it was cool to meet with Max to see what he and the other three people that work with him do in their office. My professor, Holly Hefron, emphasized the importance of over communicating. She said we shouldn’t assume we know everything and to ask questions so we don’t mess up something for the client.
One girl in my class recognized Faith and said she had a class with her. I highlighted in my presentation that I really liked when Faith said she didn’t have time for an internship in school. She was working and going to school full time. I said that I was in the same boat but that it’s important that you still stay active with PRSSA and do the best you can with schooling and your job.
People loved hearing about meeting with Cori. I told them that Ryan Seacrest calls her Courtney and that she is going to correct him once the show ends. When she first applied, they asked her if she knew how to write scripts. She didn’t, but said she did. She then dedicated herself to learning how to write scripts. I told the class that with this example, there may be times where you have to fake it until you make it, but through hard work, anything can be accomplished.
I told the class Robyn’s story about helping someone during an award show. She didn’t have to help this guy but chose to. When she went in for the job she’s at now, the person doing her interview was the guy she helped at the award show. It’s about building connections, forming relationships and HELPING EVERYONE.
A girl in my Case Studies class asked me some questions about the trip after. She said that she is in the same boat with internships but wondered how she could go on a trip like this. I let her know about the Indianapolis trip. I sent her the information sheet and let her know what she would need to put together to turn in. She texted me with questions this morning before turning the application in. It was perfect timing for me to present this information to get her excited about applying for the trip in October.
Overall, it was a great experience being able to show just how cool the PR program is at UVU to other students. I added that any of these companies and clients are more than willing to help students and answer any questions they may have, you just have to reach out to make it happen.
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