PR has never even crossed my mind. Until class today. It is a very interesting and all encompassing career path. It requires a lot of writing, relational maintenance, event planning, and education of others within and outside the company. PR is for maintaining and improving the image of the company and improving company-consumer relationships. The instructor speaking to us talked about how he worked for a mining company and how he had to tell the public what beneficial things they were doing for he town and for the environment. Most people have a negative mental image of mining operations but it was his job to portray the good of the company. This seems like such a demanding job but one that is so rewarding. I like how social this career appears and how connected you can be to outside sources. It seems like a very satisfying career and one I would want to become more familiar with and get some experience with. I was interested in finding more out about the PRSSA group and wondered if it would benefit me in a y way, being a Visual Media emphasis… Overall, seems like a solid career path.
This weeks Comm 100 topic was Video Production. It was cool! I am not particularly interested in film and all that goes along with it but this introduction made it seem awesome! All the video clips they showed were amazing and they just made it seem like it was so easy, but I know they out a lot of hard work into making those 90 Second clips. I learned that there are many ways you can go with video production. many companies need training and instructional videos for their employees. That was something I had not thought of before, and there are millions of companies everywhere and they all need video pro’s to make their company better and more efficient by having well trained workers that understand the process. That was an obscure career option, and some of the other ones were more common such as making commercials and making informative videos about the company for consumers. Some others are promotional videos that are more PR related. All of these options are viable career options. All companies are in need of people who are competent in making videos for their company. My dad owns a custom closet company and he has me make short clips of product reviews and demos and he uses them on his website. So yes, there is a need everywhere! Video production is cool and has many elements that go along with it. That’s what I learned!
Back to the daily grind! Monday wasn’t so bad. Usually Monday hits me like a train and I am not expecting the rush or the homework that I forgot about and everything else that goes along with Monday. But that wasn’t this week! I finished some homework up, a quick paper, I cleaned up my room (I know, real interesting and intriguing stuff right here for a college student) then off to class I went. I also looked great today! I had a blue, pink, purple fine square plaid under a grey sweater, dark skinnies and my tall brown boots. It felt good to actually put some effort into my outfit but still be comfy and presentable. Not that I look TERRIBLE everyday, but I looked a little more like I cared today! I went to class for a little bit then had to leave early to go get my grad plan started. Bad planning on my part but it was important. I actually got a somewhat helpful person at the Academic Discovery Center who helped me out and that was nice. Most of the time these people don’t care or don’t know what they’re doing or they’re restricted from doing anything useful for anyone since they are under the director. Or they’re just too incompetent to figure it out. That was mean… Either way, I meant business when I went and I was going to get my stuff done. I did it in a kind yet firm manner. I have a certain attitude I take on when I mean business and want answers. It seems to work and I stay friendly so I’m going to stick with it. After that, I went to the library to crank out my grad plan on a computer that actually worked with Silverlight since mine is always a pain. I got most of that done and then went to my next class. I like talking about PR in my Comm Writing class because it has a lot of marketing examples and fails, so that’s entertaining(like the recent McDonald’s happy meal box that was beyond creepy). After class I went home and avoided the apartment because all the other girls were watching and shrieking about the Bachelor (ugh!!). Got my laundry done. Didn’t hang out with Mitchell since he was studying but ya know..PRIORITIES! Went to Walmart a coupe times. Watched a creepy move and fell asleep. Great Monday.