As many college students do, my journey didn’t always start where I am now. I started out in the health sciences and eventually found my way to the third floor of Esch. If we are being very honest, I didn’t even know what PR is. Luckily I found my way and am definitely not looking back.
When I was first investigating the world of PR, it instantly attracted me with the word relationships. I wanted a job where I was able to interact with many different people from all kinds of backgrounds, building not only work relationships but friendships. After taking my first few PR classes I realized that this career path was just that. Just thinking about it makes me smile (cheesy I know). There are many different avenues in the PR world that you could go down whether it has to do with sports, corporations, non-profit, and the list goes on that also attracted to me. Even as a “this is my last semester” senior with two internships under my belt, there is that question mark still looming over my head about what I want to do when I start “adulting”. Luckily I have had many people reassure me that feeling is totally normal and will find my way because this career path just has so many options.
Another reason that I chose this career path illuminates in each PR class that I am. I have grown to build relationships with all of my classmates that will extend way past our classes, college careers, and our work careers. We have developed little networks for future job opportunities that extend way past Indiana. I may be biased, but I am not sure if there is another group like us on campus. It definitely makes me feel so thankful that I chose this career path.
If you are still questioning if your major is right for you, I suggest do a little digging into all of the different options your university has when it comes to majors. There is one just for you that will make your career path so clear just as PR did for me!