Q1: What were you doing two years out from graduation? -- 1:03
Q2: Did you use some of your PR training? -- 2:35
Q3: What did you do after your first two years? -- 3:41
Point 1: Why Drew thinks a degree like PR can help job candidates remain competitive. -- 8:04
Q4: Keeping it real: What advice did you receive from faculty that was wrong? -- 9:33
Point 2: "Why I didn't choose the wrong major." -- 12:15
Q5: What is some good advice you received from your teachers? -- 15:02
Q6: What are two or three pieces of advice would you give to folks who are graduating soon? -- 17:46
Key takeaway –- 21:02
Q7: Where can people learn more about you? -- 21:26
Final comments: 21:22
“I was ignorant of how competitive the job market will be for entry-level PR specific jobs.”
"Part of the grind of working a job you don’t want to work is that it makes you uncomfortable. This is good. If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not going to grow. You’re not going to achieve anything. So embrace that shit! If you think: I’ve got to get up and go to this shit job, my boss is a dick. Use this angst to catapult you to the next opportunity."
"Career success is like lifting weights. So embrace the process, including the discomfort. It sucks at times; but eventually you recover from the work, you get stronger, and success follows."
“What you do with your off time is really important. Get practical. My advice: Find a stable job, then pursue your real passion in your spare time. Grow this passion into you full-time job. Volunteer—it gives you a perspective. It may get you to realize what your real passion is and help you find your career path."