Here we are at the end of the semester. It’s been 14 weeks of tests, papers, and classes. Of course, some have been more enjoyable than others. I actually love realizing this, though, because it makes me more confident in my academic career.
The classes I enjoyed the most this semester were my public relations courses. I have grown so much (as a student; I’m still only five feet tall!) and I have gained many new PR skills. I am now much better at writing press releases, putting together media kits, and blogging.
I also learned information about topics I previously did not know existed, like corporate social responsibility and global public relations. These are two paths I am definitely going to continue learning about and possibly even look into as careers for the future.
I have also learned much about politics in this election year, and PR as public affairs. In the past, I was very uninterested and uninformed in politics; this year, I was able to come to a better understanding about the US political system, and I even voted for the first time!
Overall, this semester was great. It makes me so excited for the spring: new classes, a possible internship, and getting to learn so much through other experiences. I would like to end this series of blog posts with a quote from Buddha: “Be where you are; otherwise, you will miss your life.”
There is still another week of classes, and then final exams. I am starting a new job, preparing for the holidays, and still thinking about the semester ahead. I try to live by this quote, though, to remind me that there is so much to learn in every situation, every day. Even if I am not blogging about my PR life, know that I am out in the world living it, and I hope you are doing what makes you happy too.