Many journalism, business san media graduates take the PR (Press Relations) route when they come out of university, but it’s not the easiest industry to get into to. There is immense competition for places and volunteer work is often required before you can make the step into a permanent position.
Most people start out as PR assistants and while the salary is not likely to be the highest, it will improve over time when you prove your worth. You may feel as though you’ve proved you’re ready for the working world when you come out of university, yet you have to be able to prove that you can work in the PR environment, and that’s where volunteer work comes in.
Applying for work experience or just assisting B2B business with their marketing for free can be a good route into PR, and once you’re in you can develop your skills, build confidence and show exactly what you’re capable of.