Why do we do this? What motivates us, captivates us, and engages us to choose a career in what is ranked as the 5th most stressful job (careercast.com) out there — Public Relations Executive. We serve as the masters of damage control and, as such, are under pressure to perform at the drop of just about anything. We are in the public eye. We are built to have to react, adapt, act, succeed on a dime or less. Are we just drama queens (or kings) that love adrenaline and like getting thrown off balance without notice? Yes, pretty much.
Just sayin’ — we had a choice. We could have gone another route. The odd thing is, at the end of the day, I love what I do, even with the added, and often 24/7, stress. I can say that I have never done the same thing twice when I come to work, I just show up and suit up. The rewards are abundant: Informing the public about services, programs, policies that we initiate so they are informed to feeding the news media with content to keep them happy (well not always) and to get them home on time.
Did you make the right career choice? I did!
– Mary Currie
The San Francisco PR Roundtable celebrates 75 years serving the PR community this year (more on this celebration later).
From typewriters to hashtags, the organization has continued to thrive only because of its members. Okay, guess what is trending now? #SFPRRTmembershiprenewal. To make the renewal seamless, simply pay online via EventBrite by March 1.
As an organization that supports students working towards a career in public relations, it is fitting that we serve as a resource for summer internships in the Bay Area. University programs are urging our members to consider creating internship opportunities as well.
Beginning this month, we will add a section to our website with postings of the opportunities available. If you have an internship, please send your posting to Lisa Stockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open SF PRRT Committee Positions
We are still looking for a few great men or women to fill committee positions for 2014. We’ve got a dynamic board this year and it’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow PRRT members better, give back to the community and have some fun! Open positions include:
Scholarship Committee Chair for 2014
Co-chair for Holiday Party
Contact Blodwen Tarter at email@example.com if you are interested in getting more involved.