Whether it's Sports Promotions for the NFL or the manager of Public Relations for London Fashion Week, our members answers were big. Really big. We couldn't be happier! Shoot for the stars.
Read on for dream job inspiration.
Dream PR Job; By Kayla Foster
If you had asked me in elementary school you probably would have gotten an answer like, doctor, artist or archeologist (yes, at one point I was sure I would be an archaeologist).
If you had asked me in middle school you would have heard something like, dentist, or orthodontist – I must have really liked teeth then.
In high school I would have said something like, English teacher, pharmacist or nurse.
As you can see, I changed my mind a lot, and still somewhat do. Even at the beginning of my college career I changed majors around three times before I discovered PR. But now that I am sure on my major, what am I going to do with it after graduation next spring?
There are many areas of PR that interest me, but right now if I could work anywhere in PR, it would be in publishing. My favorite aspect of PR is writing. I love how closely connected the two are. Also, one of my favorite past times is reading (so this sounds perfect right)? The idea being able to be creative and pitch books and have true interest in the things I am trying to sell sounds both rewarding and fun.
While some people expect ‘dream jobs’ to be crazy, my dream job is something I can truly work towards, which makes it that much better to me. No matter where you aspire to go in the broad field of public relations, remember to dream big!
You Think School is Tough? By Erica Douglas
What is your dream job? The question that excites yet haunts every college student to the core. During my time at Grand Valley, I have pursued a degree in Public Relations and Advertising angled towards sports and an emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism Management. My long-time dream goal has been to work PR for the Detroit Lions (if they get better that is)! However, recently I have found a new dream that better suits what I am looking to do with my life now. Tough Mudder is a 13 mile race that incorporates a great number of challenging obstacles; such as, jumping through fire, barbed wire, and swimming through ice water. Notice the photo on the right, seems like fun right?! My dream job would be to work as an Event Supervisor with operations for Tough Mudder. This job would entail me living in London and traveling for 50% of the time. These races are held in Ireland, Australia, the UK, and all over the US. I would travel with the team, help with setup, tear down, helping supervise the event, and would then travel on to the next location. I have been searching for a job that would allow me to travel for work. Talk about a dream, this job not only allows me that opportunity but it also incorporates my love for running and adventure! I have used LinkedIn to connect with the Senior Manager of Operations for Tough Mudder, in hopes of securing my dream job right out of college! Chase your dreams and shoot for the stars! Life is too short to not take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way!
Dream PR Job; By Jailyn Glass
I have admired the hard work put into these careers. Though these jobs seem glamorous, PR is all about hard work and relationships. There has to be planning before parties, and research before all of the glamorous things can happen. As a result of these three niches, here are events I would love to work:
- Fashion – Anything to do with New York, London, or Paris Fashion weeks, and the Met Gala would be perfect for me. I would also like to help coordinate Victoria Secret’s annual PINK fashion.
- Beauty – I love buying different brands and testing out products. Working with make-up or hair care would truly be a dream come true.
- Entertainment – As much as I love movies, I would definitely love to be a publicist for a TV show, movie, or actress.
PR is about building relationships with clients and their fan bases. I believe these career fields will be perfect for me because there is just more than wearing the products or clothes; it’s about creating confidence in each person who likes those brands. On my blog, The Moxie Playbook, the tagline is “finding an uncomfortable place in a comfortable world.” I instill this motto to myself, and will carry it everyday to also remind others.
I feel it is important for PR professionals to explore different niches that are important to them throughout their career. I may not start with these niches, but the goal is to cover all three while traveling in the process!
Dream PR Job; By Madeline Root
Skipping forward to freshman year of college, my advisor asked me; “what do you want to be when you grow up?” WELP! That seemed like a loaded question the second time it came around! I remember thinking to myself, I’m in college now, I need to know what I want to do! Nope, I had no idea. I thought I would be the 3rd grade teacher who got to ask her students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Then I learned that kids really are not my cup of tea. Also, I still hardly knew what a public relations professional did at this point. However, I do know what the words meant now! PROGRESS!
Skipping forward yet again, senior year of college. I asked myself; “what do I want to be when I grow up?” Finally, I knew. After taking a multitude of classes about communicating to the public and being as creative as I can on the advertising side of my degree, I have made a decision! I want to be a wedding planner. I know, where does that relate to public relations or advertising? It doesn’t, but I knew that I wanted to be the person to plan one of the most important days in many people’s lives.
Another small point in my dream job. I want to be a wedding planner in Galway, Ireland. I enjoy corn beef and potatoes, drinking beer on occasion, the rain, and I also just love that Irish accent. I cannot imagine a better place to live out my dream career.
G-L-A-M-O-U-R; By Kylie Oakes
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I greatly want a job doing PR for a Fashion Magazine. I will now take a step further and publically announce that my dream job is to do PR for Glamour Magazine. I’ve wanted a job for Glamour since I was 16 when I opened up their July issue for the first time. It had been mailed to my house somehow by mistake. I pulled it out of our mailbox, opened it up and read it all day long.
I was so overwhelmed with how real the Magazine was that I fell in love with them. The way they design their magazine, the way they talk, the attitudes they take all made me assume that the women who work there are the kind of women you’d share clothes & secrets with.
I could be in some biased and delusional state of mind because to me Glamour is pretty much the Bible. But after following them so closely for 6 years, I think my assumptions about them are right. Which is why as I pursue a degree in Public Relations, I’m affirmed that Glamour is where I want to work. Not because the job would be glamorous (it doesn't hurt) but because they portray the attitude of the person I’d like to be.
1. They never talk badly about anyone; In fact they do the opposite.
2. They’re not judgmental.
3. They care about empowering women instead of just providing women with tips on how to do a good cat-eye.
4. They’re relatable.
5. They handle all situations with class.
Who wouldn't want to work with people like that? My dream is to someday be amongst them. Maybe one day I’ll receive words of wisdom from the current Public Relations Manager, Kateri Benjamin herself!
A girl can dream...
PS: Read this current article (below) on their website about a couple of impressive young girls.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have a career I’m in hot pursuit of.