A section in “The Future of PR Education” brings up lifelong learning. Richard Bailey, the author of the section, writes about allowing non-students the chance to take courses, having publishers make their work more accessible, renewing membership with professional development organizations, and even giving back to the society or company.
When I read about all of that, I got SO excited. I’m very new in the field and I have a lot to learn. I’ve taken some classes and learned some things, but I really need to learn more and build my brand.
I just found out about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and I’m highly interested in them. My hope is that I can take the courses over the summer at home and come back to school in the fall with a greater knowledge of what I want to do and how to do it. I’m very open to suggestions if anyone has specific one in mind.
I would also be interested in finding a webinar (free is always better) to learn and even going to a conventions. Our PRSSA chapter, like many, always has a learning or network opportunity planned so that would be another option.
As a cheap college student, I feel as though the best way for me to learn is to just jump right in and learn. One HUGE goal I have in mind is to continue to build my brand. I would like to fix my resume, my LinkedIn profile, and even other platforms. By doing this, I am not only building my brand, but I am also learning about each platform and how to use it correctly.
If you have your own goals for learning or stories to share, just comment and keep the conversation going.