Last Friday, I signed up for an event, #PassPorttoPRYYC organized by Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and had such a great experience working as a Public Relations (PR) Practitioner for a morning. What I did was choosing a company I wanted to visit and spending a morning with them learning insights about the company, the field of Public Relations and valuable lessons from professional PR practitioners as well as doing an assignment for them. Having talked and listened to what they shared, I was inspired a lot and realized that I FOUND MY DREAM COMPANY!!!!!!
I wrote my last exam and officially ended my sophomore year in Public Relations program last Thursday. It has been a successful year. I’ve learned and grown so much compared to the freshman year. Also, congratulate everybody on a great school year. You guys have done a good job, too! 🙂
Back to the main topic, “Volunteering,” undeniably, as university students, we all need money and spend most of our time on paid job(s) after school to fight against the economic downturn and maintain our living standard rather than on unpaid jobs. “Volunteering” is suddenly no longer part of our life :-(. However, five reasons below will show you why it’s worth investing time in volunteering ;).
I came to Canada almost four years ago with zero skill of communications in English. Plus the fact that I have been speaking Vietnamese for my entire life, I do have to say that I speak English with a Vietnamese accent. I’ve been improving my pronunciation every day; however, it’s still very noticeable that I speak English as a second language.
All of this happened in one week. During the whole process, the Social Media team focused on boosting positive posts and comments, for example introducing our credible Board of Judges, mentors, and sponsors.
However, as a PR Director, I realized I must be the one who stays calmest in this kind of situation. Everyone in the team turned to me asking for what they should do and I could not disappoint my teammates.