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.”