Introverts Thrive in PR

Kayli Quirk

I cannot count how many times I’ve asked myself, am I cut out for public relations? Or even, will I ever make a career out of this competitive working market? I am a heavy over thinker, a bit socially awkward, and I enjoy my alone time. I am very aware of my surroundings, playing out moments in my head, sometimes circumstances that haven’t even happened. Yes, I’ve googled my symptoms, and according to the article I found by Gupta (2016); all signs point to introvertism. There are introverts and extroverts, both of which have strengths and weaknesses. It is a common misconception that only extroverts can thrive in the communications field. I am out to break this particular stereotype in public relations.

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Why PR is Right For You

By Erin Mcguiness

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

So what actually is “PR”? This is a recurring question I get when I tell people I am a PR major. Public Relations is building a mutually beneficial relationship between your client and the public through the use of effective communication, media relations and create print and digital copy material.

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Powerful Women of Public Relations

Kayli Quirk

Women dominate the public relations field, with astounding numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 reports women make up about 61 percent of the workforce. My guess is the percentage is higher present day. Women outnumber men in the public relations work force, although a lot are not the head of their company. There are, however, many that go above and beyond. After some research, I found some of PR’s powerful professionals—here are a few.

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