PRCA Careers Fair at Westminster attracts students from all over the country
23 April 2018
For a second year running, the PRCA Careers Fair was hosted at the University of Westminster offering attendees the opportunity to meet potential employers including Hotwire, the PHA Group and Prova PR. The event provided first-hand insight and advice from professionals working in the industry through panel discussions and presentations.
Speakers representing leading public relations companies, including M&C Saatchi PR, Golin and Nelson Bostock Unlimited talked students through their experience of starting out in the industry and shared invaluable insights into how to land their first job.
The panel discussion emphasised the variety of ways to break into the industry, but all panellists agreed that being persistent and as proactive as possible are important qualities to lead to success. Giving tips on how to become a stand-out applicant, Pema Seely, Senior Account Director at M&C Saatchi PR, said: “Practice your writing, start a blog, get yourself known.”
The event featured Joe Mackay-Sinclair, Founder and Executive Creative Director at PR agency The Romans, who is a judge and winner of Cannes Lions Awards. Joe presented some of The Romans’ work which highlighted the power of creativity to drive brands forward. Tom Green, Senior Account Director at The PHA Group, introduced students to examples of creative pitches to grab journalists’ attention.
The event, sponsored by the Public Relations and Advertising BA Honours offered Westminster students half price tickets, making the day more accessible for students enrolled on the programme. Westminster’s Public Relations and Advertising course places equal emphasis on mastering students’ practical skills and developing their academic potential. Encompassing the study of two disciplines, the course equips students with a diverse range of skills and prepares them to land careers across multiple industries.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.