By: Dajuan Young
Choosing public relations as my career path took time but was well worth it. Exploring other majors, speaking with my academic advisor and keeping an open mind all played a role in my decision to become a PR practitioner.
I knew coming to college I wanted to pursue something that incorporated writing. I love to read and write and after changing my major from journalism to human resources, I finally came across public relations. After taking the introductory PR and learning what public relations is about, I knew it was the career path for me. The PR program here also allows for students to take business classes which was another aspect that played a role in my decision.
All About Integration
PR is an attractive field and career path because of how integrative it is. The thought of being well-equipped in journalism, communication and broadcasting all captivated my interest. Central Michigan is also one of the top schools for PR in Michigan. The courses offered are comprehensive and prepare CMU graduates for the public relations world.
Variety and Vision
PR is a field that offers many career paths. From crisis management to lobbying, there are countless opportunities. Being able to have the skills to bounce around from one field to another is appealing and exciting. Someday, I would like to be the public relations director for a corporation on the international level. Sports, finance and health are the industries that intrigue me most that I aspire to work in.
PR is a major that offers many career options, and equips students to move easily between industries. The classes offered at CMU provide students with the best material to excel in the real world, and that’s why I chose public relations.