by Claudia Hicks, 1910 PR assistant director
All students will reach the point where they ask the question. You know, the question. "Will any of this actually matter when I’m working a 9-5?" Believe me, I’ve had those moments. Especially when senioritis sets in and the finish line is just in sight. Some of us need a reminder that, actually yes, this does matter. 1910 PR was that reminder for me.
In spring 2022, I joined the 1910 PR class online. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the promise of doing real work for real clients was intriguing, exciting even. I quickly realized that this was the real deal, and I was going to have a really fun semester. I learned how to talk to clients, write bids, price my work, lead a team, and so much more. I took it a step further and applied to be on the executive board of 1910 PR, and I was selected.
This semester has been a crazy, fun, and inspiring one. I wish that I could been on staff sooner and gotten more experience, but I’m glad that the class impacted me when I most needed it. I still have a lot to learn about the business and communication world, but thanks to this experience, I know that I’ll be prepared for the learning curves.