Looking into our Future
Some words from a PR Graduate
As you may or may not know, my friend Toni Shelton graduated from the Mohawk Public Relations program last year and is well on her way to a successful career. Her insight into the industry is very optimistic and encouraging so I asked her a few formal questions to pass on to the rest of the class.
How did the Mohawk program help you in your public relations career? Did you feel prepared?
"The PR program at Mohawk gave me the practical skills I needed to pursue a career in the industry. More importantly, it gave me the soft skills that are often the toughest to learn. Interviewing, resumes, networking are all things the program taught me and that ultimately are what helped me land my first job."
What did you enjoy most about the Mohawk program?
"It is well-rounded and touches many aspects of the PR industry. It reflects working in the industry."
Are you enjoying your experience in the public relations field?
"Working in PR is not for the faint of heart! However there are so many paths to take and industries to be part of, you will never feel like you’ve pigeon holed yourself into working something you don’t like. PR is literally the best job in the world, you can do anything you want."
What's your favorite aspect of your career so far?
"It’s a constant learning curve and that makes it interesting and rewarding. Plus, doing something you love, like writing and being creative, never feels like you’re working."
Toni currently works as a Communications Manager for Collective Arts Brewing, a beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists and musicians. Check them out below!