Here is my last blog post for my public relations writing class. It’s been wild ride, but it’s all been worth it. I have learned so much more than I thought I would, and I am thankful I took this service-learning course.
When I was scheduling last semester, the only public relations writing class that fit in my schedule was the service-learning section. By taking a service-learning course, I would be working with a “real client” and gain practical experience that would help me in the real world. I would also gain an understanding of social issues and civic responsibility. Because of this level of intensity, I almost wanted to redo my entire schedule to avoid this section. However, when I gave it more thought, I decided to challenge myself. I’m glad I did, because the information I have learned throughout this semester will benefit me greatly when I graduate from the Manship School at LSU this December.
Not only has this class given me hands on experience in the public relations field, but it has also helped me grow as a professional. My group, Reveal PR, has made it their mission to provide excellent work to our client, BRAC. We have learned to write clearly and accurately, recognize the diversity of different audiences, apply tools and technologies appropriate for our client and many other skills.
When I first read our course learning outcomes, I honestly didn’t think I would leave the class with all of those skills under my belt. Surprisingly, when I re-read them not too long ago, I realized that I have mastered these goals. Now that this class is coming to a close, I am able to understand particular clients’ needs, demonstrate skills in research, understand the importance of truth and fairness, demonstrate skills in writing, produce ideas for various audiences and platforms, establish and maintain positive relationships and much more.
Although this semester is almost over, the workload is still strong. Reveal PR is working on finalizing the campaign booklet for our project with SCVNGR and BRAC, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s been a lot of work, but this project will be great to show to future employers. This class has also prepared me for my next and final public relations course, Campaigns. I feel as though I will be a step ahead from the other students who were in the basic courses.
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