When Did You Realize You Wanted to Work in PR?

dream-job-2When it comes to career, we all want to be “living the dream.” But to do that you first have to realize what it is you want to be.

PR News asked readers to fill in the blank and answer this question: “I knew I wanted to work in PR when_____.”

Readers replied with myriad  answers—all good, but too many to share. Still, we thought we would share some of the interesting replies, without ranking or any particular order.

Mike K. : “I realized I would starve on a journalist’s salary.”

Erika L.: “When I realized I could help people get their messages out to the public.”

 Chloe A.: “I took my first intro class in college and immediately fell in love.”

Charlotte P. says: “I found myself looking forward to work on a Monday morning!”

David G. says: “When my astronomy professor said, ‘No way.’”

Annie S. says: “I realized I need something that is constantly changing, challenges me and involves media!”

Kent A. : “I knew I could tell a story worth repeating.”

What about you, when did you realize that you wanted to work in PR?

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About Caysey Welton

Caysey Welton is Associate Editor at PR News and Folio: Magazine. He spent more than a decade as a chef and restaurant professional before switching tracks to pursue his passion for media and communications. Caysey has a deep interest in converging media landscapes and ecosystem disruptors, public relations and crisis communications. He holds a BS in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.

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