SSB Questionnaire

For my Baccalaureate in Social Sciences I’m doing a project on the factors influencing voting behaviour. I’ve created a survey to help me collect data and I’d really appreciate it if you took it! Let me know your thought on it!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=hwL7inJMMNqZDXMJOS%2bzZg%3d%3d

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My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” (Day Five)

The fifth (and last) installment of my experience at a  Hot Tin Roof (a Public Relations Agency) internship is now available. My blog posts on the last four installments are available hereherehere and here.

I will be publishing HTR’s blog here on a daily basis (this week), so please check it out, and hopefully it will inspire you to undertake an internship yourself!

Day Five (18/10/13) my final day…

This morning I reviewed and edited my press release. The feedback I have received has been very encouraging, however, I understand my press release is a little bit too detailed. On a lighter note, I have stuck to the correct structure and understood the client effectively. When writing a press release, you are given the challenge to cover all aspects in as few words as possible – a little tricky, but certainly very interesting to write up.

I also looked at Hot Tin Roof’s social networks and was shown some apps they use to track responses – Hoot Suite and Social Bro. I would recommend everyone to sign up for those website as they are really nifty and valuable applications. I love them so much, in fact, I am even going to start using them when I get home! Joe showed me a lot of tricks that I will definitely be using after my placement.

I am, sadly, finishing this blog. I have had a great time writing it but the time has come for an end. I have loved every minute of this placement and would encourage everyone interested in Public Relations or Journalism to undertake an internship relevant to the field. The last thing you would want to do is leave University as a journalist only to find you hate deadlines or worse, writing! Also, if you’re stuck on finding work experience, why don’t you try volunteering, or even starting your own blog? Employers will be impressed to see you can handle such a commitment and may even start to picture you working in their firm.

To sum everything up, no day in the PR world is the same. There will always be a dozen tasks waiting for you, but if you work at it, there will also always be rewards waiting for you at the end of the day. Whether you make a client happy, write an amazing press release or receive an invite to a company event, there will always be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Just don’t forget to enjoy your experience and take deep breaths!

Have you experienced an internship that you would love to share? Let me know!

And as always, feel free to leave any feedback or questions in the comments section down below.

My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” (Day Four)

The fourth installment of my experience at a  Hot Tin Roof (a Public Relations Agency) internship is now available. My blog posts on the last three installments are available here, here and here.

I will be publishing HTR’s blog here on a daily basis (this week), so please check it out, and hopefully it will inspire you to undertake an internship yourself!

Day Four (17/10/13)

Today I continued to write this blog. I think it is really interesting to reflect on my past days. I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and writing this blog is a way to immortalise it. It is a way to look back and say, ‘this is what I have done’.

I started (and finished) my first draft of the appointment press release on a new client – a brilliant company who focus on biomedical informatics solutions to manage chronic diseases, or to put in layman’s terms, they invest in research that ultimately save peoples lives. I loved writing the press release. I was able to see how people in PR work by doing the same job that they do on a daily basis. I found it really interesting researching about the company and was able to get a quote from Jen through a short interview. It was fun writing the press release. I just hope the journalists reading it will like it as much as I have.

I then, after collecting clippings of articles, created a PDF document of all the collated media coverage of one of HTR’s clients. It was a little challenging trying to save 13 documents into one file but, with the help of Joe, I was able to do it.

Overall this day was very enjoyable and I had a brilliant time!

Have you experienced an internship that you would love to share? Let me know!

And as always, feel free to leave any feedback or questions in the comments section down below.

My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” (Day Three)

The third installment of my experience at a  Hot Tin Roof (a Public Relations Agency) internship is now available. My blog posts on the last two installments are available too (My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” (Day One)/My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” (Day Two)).

I will be publishing HTR’s blog here on a daily basis (this week) (My PR Internship: “The Hot Tin Roof Experience” #03), so please check it out, and hopefully it will inspire you to undertake an internship yourself!

Day Three (16/10/13)

Today I finished the rest of the business cards. The updated address book was then exported on a v-card and saved on dropbox, which was imported onto several other computers in the office.

I also finished making all the calls to the publications, bar the last two. I made a lot of progress today and even secured a few lists!

I decided to eat my lunch at my desk so that I could finish off a few tasks. This led to me gaining advice on how to generate content on social media by my fellow colleague, Joe. #Result! (He also taught me how to insert a hashtag on a Mac (alt 3!)).

After lunch, I started to write this blog. I decided a day-by-day approach would appeal more than a general summary, and hopefully it would give fellow aspiring journalists an insight into the PR world – not every stereotype is true. I didn’t make coffee during my internship, not everyone in PR is a girl and PR is not just about hosting events.

This day has been incredibly useful – my colleagues showed me the type of jobs they did on a daily basis and explained to me the importance of it.

Have you experienced an internship that you would love to share? Let me know!

And as always, feel free to leave any feedback or questions in the comments section down below.