March 22, 2013 @ 06:38 PM
Gilly Suits

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Location: 617/781/508

Went to UCONN but it was too pricey now I'm at UMASS Boston to save money.

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March 25, 2013 @ 01:03 AM
soulamazing.

Post: 5502

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: Adverse City.

Like the College Discussion thread and the Relationship Advice thread, this thread is for those who need advice from those currently pursuing or actually holding a certain career. That being said, I'll start things off.

On the off-chance that there are any public relations specialists/managers, copywriters, or anybody trying to get into advertising or public relations on this forum; what would be the best approach to build my resume and be a step of everyone else trying to get into those fields? I've been hired as a copy writer for the company of one of my acquaintances (although, I haven't officially gotten the job yet), and I'm looking at possible internships for this summer/spring. What else could I do to better my chances once I actually complete my undergrad education? Organizations? Grad school? Besides that, any other advice for someone trying to enter the world of PR and advertising? And just in case any of you were wondering, I'm currently a freshman going for a degree in Journalism (with an emphasis in Public Relations). Any help would be appreciated!
I'm doing the exact same thing you're doing as my second major. I'd advise you to join the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America). It'll look good on resumes in the future and offer you tons of resources as you get further along. Plus, they have student membership pricing. Definitely get an internship, paid or unpaid. Experience is the most important thing you can have at the end of the day. Attend career fairs and your school and get your name out there. Save EVERY piece of writing you have that would look good in a portfolio. I'm not talking about essay, but when you start writing copy, save those. Of course, take the related courses and consider taking a few business courses just so you can get the basic. Remember your job in PR is to maintain good standing for your company with the public, so knowing a few things on the business end will make you look attractive to potential employers. Grab yourself an AP Style Guide and get to know how to write in the PR/Advertising/Journalism world.

If you got anymore questions, PM me.
Thanks a lot for the help, fam. We have both a PRSSA at my univ and a PRSA in my county. Which one would be more attractive to employers?
If you can afford it, join both. If not, start with your school then get involved with the larger one as you become an upperclassman.
Word, I'll do just that. Thanks again. Supposedly, around 3/4 of those in PR have their master's, so I was thinking I should go the same route. Yea or nay? Any other advice from anyone on what I should do? 
After you get your undergrad degree, see if you can get a job within 6-8 months. If not, go ahead and head to grad school.
Gotcha. I always assumed I would go straight to grad school after getting my baccalaureate, but I never thought about taking a semester off to try landing a job. Thanks for the advice, chief. cool
March 25, 2013 @ 01:44 AM
kmz

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Location: LA

You should never attempt to graduate without a job offer.. You should be interning during your summers in something relevant and hopefully have an offer during your senior year for full time
March 25, 2013 @ 01:57 AM
paulywalnuts

Post: 3214

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Philadelphia

majored in Management Information Systems, unemployed in my field.  work as a cook for 60 hours a week and run my own online marketing company with a partner.  we have two paying clients.  i don't spend any of the money that comes in because i am afraid i'm going to get manhandled on taxes when they come in next year.  
going to grad school for IT Auditing and Cybersecurity, starting fall 2013.  

the advice i can give you is simple.  work your ass off in college.  get the best grades you are possible of.  leave nothing behind.  the better your grades are, the better are your chances for internships, which will lead to experience, which will lead to bigger and better things.  
another way to get experience is to offer marketing and PR for free.  put an ad on craigslist offering free PR, and/or network with every person you know.  someone will know someone with a small business that you can do free/cheap marketing/PR for them.  

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March 25, 2013 @ 02:00 AM
tmwtg

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You should never attempt to graduate without a job offer.. You should be interning during your summers in something relevant and hopefully have an offer during your senior year for full time
Listen to kmz; he has a solid career track.
March 25, 2013 @ 02:00 AM
Siphonin

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Join Date: Jun 2012

Anyone got some tips for someone who is trying to be a game producer?
March 25, 2013 @ 02:29 AM
paulywalnuts

Post: 3214

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Philadelphia

Anyone got some tips for someone who is trying to be a game producer?
video games?  are you in college, high school?  i would talk to a career counselor, hopefully they could offer practical advice and point you in the right direction in terms of small steps to take now to work towards that goal.  obviously you need to get into the industry as soon as possible, so find out where exactly the industry operates.  if you can't relocate there now, you'll need to find somewhere close to you that you can get some relevant experience.  

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March 25, 2013 @ 04:47 AM
Rudemiester

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Join Date: Aug 2006

Whatever you guys choose to do, make sure it's something you ENJOY doing. Nothing worse than dedicating most of your day to a career that's sucking the life out of you. 
March 25, 2013 @ 05:29 AM
MagnaDefender

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Join Date: Oct 2012

Location: DIRTY JERZ

I'm going into the Army(Non-Combat Arms) for Aviation most likely, get them to pay for my degree and take it from there. I would love to work on planes or something when I get out or some shit. Fuck desk jobs, keep in mind I'm in Highschool and I take the ASVAP next month. 

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March 25, 2013 @ 05:18 PM
luxmvmnt

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Location: Miami, FL

Also, P.R. is disportionately female dominated, which sometimes feels a bit awkward (being a male) when your main task in apparel is to build relationships and communicate with editors and press whom, in streetwear at lease, are almost always male.

 But then again, society is male dominated; that's exactly what us females have to endure. 
Question: How seriously would you take a female who wants to go into the mens lifestyle/ streetwear business?

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March 27, 2013 @ 05:10 PM
overtheradar

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Location: soul cal

Also, P.R. is disportionately female dominated, which sometimes feels a bit awkward (being a male) when your main task in apparel is to build relationships and communicate with editors and press whom, in streetwear at lease, are almost always male.

 But then again, society is male dominated; that's exactly what us females have to endure. 
Question: How seriously would you take a female who wants to go into the mens lifestyle/ streetwear business?
I would say you have a great chance. Some of the women I've seen in the industry have been very successful as Buyers, P.R. Women, Stylists, and Sales Reps. (I have even met some female photographers and marketing managers; although this might be few and far in between.)

I would however strongly recommend yourself to refrain from getting into personal relationships in the industry. The industry is really small and you don't want to have a rep of being "that girl" that hops from one dude/company to the next, or is only there to socialize with celebrities.

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April 24, 2013 @ 07:09 AM
soulamazing.

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Location: Adverse City.

Bump. I just applied to internship positions with maybe 20+ employers (75% of those being PR firms), and so far, only two have given me offers, and neither of them are actual PR firms. Hopefully, the interviews I have in the coming days will change that, but I don't know. It's tough. The competition is real outchea.
April 24, 2013 @ 07:18 AM
KiddCoast

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Location: SouthBay, San Diego....

Im tryna be an AC Tech. This schoo lofe aint for me and most of the time college is a rip off and a waste of time

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April 24, 2013 @ 09:54 AM
.kciN

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Location: Paradise

Damn, no-one else here in health? That's one area where there's always gonna be guaranteed work - lots of sick people in this world, plus you get dem warm fuzzies knowing you're helping others so it's good for the soul too jafeel
April 24, 2013 @ 01:12 PM
subigdog

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Damn, no-one else here in health? That's one area where there's always gonna be guaranteed work - lots of sick people in this world, plus you get dem warm fuzzies knowing you're helping others so it's good for the soul too jafeel
im getting my  masters in food science....thats close enough to health
April 24, 2013 @ 01:22 PM
AEIOU

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moved to hong kong from germany after i finished secondary and im working in a fashion trading / sourcing company now. at the same time im visiting a business school and i will get my degree in foreign trade management in a few months - gotta head back to europe this summer though and start studying something economics / finance related!

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June 24, 2013 @ 11:11 PM
W33ZY

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Join Date: Feb 2008

Was previously interested in radiologic technologists, applied to some schools, didn't make the cut. Newly interested in physical therapist assistant. Been looking at a few schools. All i really need is the job shadow/obersavtion hours to complete the apps but they not until for the 2014 year so i guess in the meantime i'll be studying up and working on getting those hours and talking to people about the whole career and asking questions. But i was wondering if anybody here is or knows anyone involved in Pta. Any info/help would be greatly appreciated. I was all over the place with careers before but i sort of think i'm going to stick with this one. Thanks!
June 25, 2013 @ 03:28 AM
DonBishopSpacePimp

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Location: The Crime Labyrinth


the best way to build your resume is free labor. you gotta get up on that internship/volunteer game. sometimes organizations can offer jobs if you performed well enough. network with your professors, they usually know whats up and will throw you in the right direction on job/internship openings.

as for gradschool, whats the reason for it? you trying to become a professor? look at the careers within that advanced degree, and honestly see if the payscale is worth it. 
This was the best advice so far.

My sister majored in Advertising and when she graduated it was all about experience and who started interning early. Unless you have something lined up already it can be rough out there without any references or experience under your belt. Volunteer/Freelance/Apprentice whatever you can early on so you're not just stuck searching with everyone else for credentials when they graduate, Most companies that pay anything worth while don't care if you just graduated they want some experience in the field.

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June 25, 2013 @ 04:12 AM
tRick

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Location: O'er Yonder

was originally a marketing major but glad I switched, especially after seeing this thread aha. Im currently an economic consulting and management major and really hoping to end up working for a good consulting firm. I dont know if anyone on here would be getting into a remotely similar field though.
June 25, 2013 @ 04:39 AM
tmwtg

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was originally a marketing major but glad I switched, especially after seeing this thread aha. Im currently an economic consulting and management major and really hoping to end up working for a good consulting firm. I dont know if anyone on here would be getting into a remotely similar field though.
Sounds good; you made the right choice in switching.

I've definitely been weighing consulting vs. finance (which I have a lot of experience in). I'm leaning more towards retail consulting, but the travel is really heavy and it can get tedious.

There are some great economic consulting firms out there; what do you want to do, though?
June 25, 2013 @ 04:42 AM
mackness

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Location: Columbus

Architecture major, that risky 13% unemployment rate in the field. Hopefully the market will be better in 7 years.

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June 26, 2013 @ 08:27 AM
CapnNemo

Post: 196

Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: Los Angeles

was originally a marketing major but glad I switched, especially after seeing this thread aha. Im currently an economic consulting and management major and really hoping to end up working for a good consulting firm. I dont know if anyone on here would be getting into a remotely similar field though.
Thinking about picking up a minor in marketing since I'm majoring in graphic design. 
Anyone know good sources to look for internships? 
June 26, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
wowwwya

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Join Date: May 2013

anyone going into teaching?
June 26, 2013 @ 03:44 PM
soulamazing.

Post: 5502

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: Adverse City.

was originally a marketing major but glad I switched, especially after seeing this thread aha. Im currently an economic consulting and management major and really hoping to end up working for a good consulting firm. I dont know if anyone on here would be getting into a remotely similar field though.
Thinking about picking up a minor in marketing since I'm majoring in graphic design. 
Anyone know good sources to look for internships? 
Craigslist, InternMatch, Internships.com
June 27, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
tRick

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Join Date: Apr 2008

Location: O'er Yonder

was originally a marketing major but glad I switched, especially after seeing this thread aha. Im currently an economic consulting and management major and really hoping to end up working for a good consulting firm. I dont know if anyone on here would be getting into a remotely similar field though.
Sounds good; you made the right choice in switching.

I've definitely been weighing consulting vs. finance (which I have a lot of experience in). I'm leaning more towards retail consulting, but the travel is really heavy and it can get tedious.

There are some great economic consulting firms out there; what do you want to do, though?
Well I'm interning at the symphony orchestra in my city and it's been really cool helping them improve their business, so I think that's what I want to get into: consulting with small/medium-sized businesses that may not be as savvy in their field. Plus I'd probably get to meet a lot of really cool people like I have this summer.
Never thought about retail consulting specifically though, that sounds like a good time too.
September 2, 2013 @ 07:33 AM
soulamazing.

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Location: Adverse City.

Bump 10char.
September 2, 2013 @ 09:19 PM
500sd

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Join Date: Mar 2010

any business admin/management majors in here? shed some light on anything you think needs some light. 
September 2, 2013 @ 09:50 PM
paulywalnuts

Post: 3214

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Philadelphia

any business admin/management majors in here? shed some light on anything you think needs some light. 
i went to business school as i said above...its hard out here because college means nothing and everything at the same time...it's necessary but i have my degree and literally no one gives a fuck about it...im really smart and hard working and dont have a job...all employers care about is experience...

find a way to get experience.  it's more important than anything.  

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September 2, 2013 @ 09:52 PM
FailedPrayer

Post: 86

Join Date: Jul 2013

any business admin/management majors in here? shed some light on anything you think needs some light. 
i went to business school as i said above...its hard out here because college means nothing and everything at the same time...it's necessary but i have my degree and literally no one gives a fuck about it...im really smart and hard working and dont have a job...all employers care about is experience...

find a way to get experience.  it's more important than anything.  
What are you hoping to do?
September 2, 2013 @ 09:55 PM
christopher.

Post: 1465

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: stockton

Any pharmacists or pharm techs? I'm a freshman as a chem-bio major, and hoping to get into the pharmacy school at my college. But idk if I should go straight for the pharm D after my bachelors, or get a masters.

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