This weekend, I stood up and told potential students about my experiences studying PR and why I chose to study it at Bournemouth. Every time, I found myself referring back to my work experience. Not only referring here but also in my placement applications. A realisation hit me which is the reason behind this post! I know it’s another kind of advice post but I felt I wanted to post it! Although it may be hard to believe when you meet me, I’ve not always been as confident as I am now. That was until a year of uni and especially this summer. I talk about it a lot, but this summer I spent 5 weeks at Frank PR in Camden, London on their work experience program. To many, it may not seem like a lot, but the decision to walk up to someone at a conference and ask for work experience has changed a big part of my life. Being able to tell potential students what I was able to do in the summer was amazing. It also gave me a chance to reflect on the skills and experience I gained from this. It made me realise how my units at Uni helped me in the tasks I was given. Now applying for placements, I am finding that having Frank on my CV is helping me to stand out. Even if it isn’t the name, the experience that I can say I have done helps me even more. The industry contacts…

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