My name is Abbie and I’m a 2nd year Public Relations student from Leeds Beckett University. I have worked hard through my school and university life to achieve good grades and a valued knowledge of PR. I have gained a lot of industry experience since starting my course which involves agency and in-house work at companies such as Chocolate PR, ThinkDewinter, Blonde Fury and Elegant Resorts. I have also worked in many customer-facing roles which have provided me with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The core transferable skills I have developed during my time as a student and an employee include leadership skills, motivational skills and effective time management skills.
I believe I have many personal attributes that enable me to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. At university I demonstrate being a good team player as already this year I have participated in 3 group assignments whereby I worked closely with other group members to produce the assignments on time and to a very high standard. I see myself as a natural leader and in groups I instinctively offer to take the lead for example, I regularly take the lead with the formulation of campaigns whilst also delegating areas for different groups to concentrate on. I am confident with my use of Microsoft Office, media databases and social media and I have a competent ability with Photoshop.
My creative and tenacious personality will make me a great asset to a PR team which is my career aim for the short and long term as I wish to obtain a 12-month placement as well as working in PR once I have graduated. I think this is achievable as I have developed a good understanding of the media and the fast-paced industry.