The importance of a professional network

By: Terzah Dyer

Professionalism can be a difficult skill to acquire if you’re not exposed to it, but it doesn’t have to be. Building your knowledge of professionalism through people and experiences can start as early as your college years.

Have you ever heard the  saying, “the people you know will get you to where you need to go”? Well, it’s true. Connections are a fundamental part of succeeding in the PR field.

Knowing others can help you to get a foot in the door for a potential job down the road. You never know when you’ll need friends or mentors in PR. They could be a contact for graphics, photos or writing. If you need professional expertise, you can simply call up an old college classmate.

Experience with professional networking can be hard to come by in the early stages of your career. Luckily, you can build experience and your network right now by joining the Professional Development Committee.

In your career you will constantly be interacting with industry professionals. It is essential you know how to conduct yourself around these individuals. The professional development committee will give you an opportunity to not only grow your network, but push your educational to the next level.

This committee builds relationships through event planning and collecting portfolio pieces and will help you stand out on your resume. For more information, contact Abby Fischer at  or Brianna Walter at  

Posted on February 13, 2019 .