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Career Path: How I Got a Job in Public Relations Filed under: Bachelor's Degree Jobs , Job Searching Tips , Success Stories , Career Change , New Grads Print Article Posted Feb 1st 2010 4:43PM By Dacrie Brooks In 1998, I was one of many eager college graduates who proudly marched across the stage with a bachelor's degree in my hand and lofty career ambitions in my head. At that time, there wasn't a major in public relations so I ended up with a degree in communications. Nevertheless, I stayed focused on my goal of using my college degree to jump start my career. Prior to graduation, my college advisors encouraged me to gain as much real life experience as I most possibly could. They recommended working at a news studio or radio station, but I decided to pursue a newspaper internship instead. Looking back, I can honestly say the internship was one of the best career decisions I could have made and helped jump start my career path. As an interning news reporter , I wrote obituaries, covered court trials, generated my own story ideas, worked with my editors and had to learn how to write on tight deadlines – all of which are very valuable skills for PR professionals.
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