The Jump from Studying PR To Working In PR

It’s been three months since I started my first ever PR job at Source, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my journey so far, and how university set me up for my role as a Junior Account Executive.

First off, I can truly say my role within Source PR has been everything I imagined and more! As a new graduate, the company has really been the place where I can put my knowledge to the test, as well as grow and develop my career.

As you may have guessed from the title, I studied Business and Public Relations at John Moors University. Over the three years, I covered a wide range of modules, from crisis management, campaign management and digital marketing, just to name a few!

The jump from university to my first PR job was scary. After all, my only knowledge of the PR world was just from what I had learned in the classroom. Although I felt that it didn’t hinder my knowledge when it came to starting my new job role. With some degrees, the things you learn within the lecture halls won’t carry through when actually working within a role, but I think my PR course was different.

I started my role at Source in May 2022, and was introduced to the wonderful world of PR. With a large client base and a range of different responsibilities, it was time to get stuck in. My role as a Junior Account Executive covers a wide basis. Every client has different needs; therefore, every day brings something new. I could be writing blogs, managing social media posts, or writing press releases. One thing I love about my job is getting to venture out to any campaigns clients have and meeting new people, there’s always something exciting going on.

What I have learned at university had really helped me when starting at Source PR, having dabbled in so many areas like blog writing and press releases, thankfully made the transition from university to work that bit smoother.

Of course, working here, the learning never stops! The team I work with have been amazing at helping me settle in and learn the ropes and I can’t wait to continue my journey here at Source, It’s safe to say I picked the perfect PR role.