Work hard - AND have fun!
By Manali Sarpatwar
As my work experience with HR Media comes to a close, I feel grateful to have been a part of their wonderful team for a week.
Being a Public Relations student, I believe that it is very important to get a feel about how the practical world works out there. The best thing a student can do is apply for work experience and get the best out of it. That’s what I did and I am more than happy that I got a chance to work alongside the team here.
Although one week seems like a short time, in the world of PR it is seems like the equivalent to months because so much is going on every day. It is a fast-paced industry and all PR teams have to work hard continuously to keep up with the changing trends of media while liaising with and working hard for their clients.
This is one of the most important things I learned during my time here. I had opportunities to help and assist the team with various activities which were quite diverse in nature. This has definitely put some more experience under my belt and I now feel more confident.
One of the things you can learn during work experience is ‘observation’. Observing things critically gives you a better perspective than you might think. You observe how the theories you learn at university are actually put into practice.
The team here is very lovely and friendly. They made me feel very comfortable. On the very first day, I could feel that I, too, was a part of the team and contributing to it in my own little ways.
The team at HR Media is a perfect example of the motto: ‘Work hard, play hard’. While there is plenty of strategy, planning, meetings and brainstorms going on each and every day, there is also time for home-baked brownies and #Spotifriday - where the team pick their favourite songs to have on in the office on Friday afternoons.
My journey with HR Media has been very exciting - I learned the industry ropes and most of all I also learned to have fun while you work hard!
I would suggest that anyone who’s looking for a career in PR should spend a week with the team. You’ll learn, work hard and have fun – in short do everything which makes up the world of public relations.