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!
-Moira Shannon, Account Executive