Kite Hill recently had the pleasure of participating at New York Institute of Technology’s Meet the PR Pros event, organized by PRSSA (Public Relation Student Society of America). As a top specialty PR firm and the organizers behind the week-long industry event Communications Week, Kite Hill is often invited to share best practices at industry events. Kara O’Donnell, Senior Account Executive, spoke alongside other industry professionals, offering career advice, best interview practices, insights into agency life, and other helpful tips on transitioning from life as a college student to a young professional.
As Kite Hill PR’s first intern turned full-time team member, Kara talked with students and faculty on her past experiences and advised students on how to follow a similar path.
Key Tips for Young Professionals:
- Learn as much as you can
- It’s important to learn as much as possible in your role, no matter what it may be (intern, associate, executive, etc.), and apply it to your everyday responsibilities.
- Be a “Life-Long Learner”
- Learning certainly does not stop in the classroom or after graduation. As many PR professionals can attest to, there are always ample amounts of new skills and techniques to learn and apply no matter where you are at in your career.
- Constantly work to improve your writing skills
- Strong writing skills are needed to excel in the PR industry. This not only includes drafting emails and other client documents, but also the ability to write strong pitches, press releases, bylined articles, amongst many other forms of writing.
At Kite Hill, our team members are constantly encouraged to further develop their skillsets and networks through our collaborative environment. We loved sharing our top takeaways and advice with those who will shape the future of the industry!
Thank you to NYIT for having us!