It feels like just yesterday I was a mere body, sitting in the Cox building, amongst 900 mass comm hopefuls in Professor Freeman’s Mass Communications 2000 class Now, I can say I am a confident to make the transition from student to professional as I enter the “real world” of public relations.
Throughout the years, professors at Louisiana State University have taught me the “ins and outs” of the public relations business. Whether ethics, visual, writing, or (as I’m doing now) implementation, I am confident I have been given the appropriate skills to dive into Public Relations.
I am very glad I was chosen as Events Coordinator for Louisiana Delta Service Corps. While the planning was a bit stressful at times, it was really awesome to see everything come together. I am so thankful to LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications for giving me the tools I needed to make the event a success.
Between letters of sponsorship, coordinating between our client and a third party vendor, as well as press releases on the event, we were able to really put a lot of the practice we’ve learned throughout our college careers and put them to use.
I know I have mentioned the event quite frequently in my other blogs. It ended up being a huge success. We were all a little worried when a huge thunderstorm hit, but we had about 40 people show up. A big thank you to Rotolo’s for donating the pizza.
I also need to say thank you to St. Albans Church. They were beyond helpful throughout the coordination of the event. St. Albans provided the location and drinks, as well as paper goods, for our event. This is a perfect example of maintaining contacts. Since Emma is very integrated in the church, they were willing to help us out so much.
Public Relations is built around relationships. Just as in our personal lives, we have to be dedicated to working on these relationships on a regular basis to maintain positive thoughts about one another. The phrase “mutually beneficial relationship” has been a bit of a joke throughout my graduating class, but more and more I see how that is exactly what must happen.
This class has been the best, most stressful class I have taken at LSU. I know everything I have learned in will only help me be a better public relations practitioner when I enter the workforce. I enjoy blogging so much, and I definitely plan to keep this going past this class.
It’s been a great semester.
Until next time.