A showcase of Leeds Beckett University's students in the School of Public Relations and Journalism
Author: Charlotte Witney
I am originally from Barnsley and I moved to Leeds to study a MSc in PR and Strategic Communications, after graduating from Sheffield Hallam in 2015. I have had the opportunity to work abroad consecutively for 4 years in the USA and Austria, working as a riding instructor at an all-girls summer camp and a chalet host. This has inspired me to work within a sector that has the opportunity to bring together multiple cultures and backgrounds.
I am currently working towards using my MSc qualification within the PR industry, ideally in Canada - which is my next destination. I have always worked while studying and at the moment I am trying to push my limits with 3 part time jobs. I have multiple work experience within the travel and tourism, hospitality, retail and sales industry. I find that this developed my transferrable skills such as communication, organisation and my adaptability to any scenario. Through my hard work, determination and commitment I have had the opportunity of 2 supervisor positions and 1 head of department position.
At the moment I am wanting to focus on finishing my MSc and completing my placement within the car sales industry. Following the completion of my MSc I plan on moving to Canada to work within a PR firm to gain more professional growth within the PR industry. From this I am aiming to gain a concrete role within a company that appreciates the use of its PR team.