3 PR skills you learned outside of the classroom

You learned more about public relations in college than you realized.

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The art of multitasking

By the time you graduate from college, you are undoubtedly a successful multitasker capable of juggling a full class load, an internship, a senior project, a job, and the shred of a social life you are clinging to for dear life.

Good thing, because your first position will require you to handle a slew of unfavorable items: working 12 hour days, paying a list of bills, working a weekend job to pay off student loans, and scraping together the three hours a week you have to maintain some sort of life.

Oh, the joy of being launched into the work force.

Finding a bargain

It’s among the most popular topics among college students—textbook prices. (Insert booing from crowd here.) While it might have caused an anxiety attack to see those prices listed at the beginning of every semester, you probably found alternative ways to get your hands on those books.

From sharing those overpriced books with classmates to scouring used textbook sites, you can save a lot of money. Guess what? Your clients don’t want to pay full price for anything, either. So, the skill you acquired by getting what you needed at a lower cost will come in handy when you’re trying to do the same for your clients.

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