Podcasts: What’s in them for PR Students

Podcasts are quickly becoming one of the fastest and easiest ways to share information. Many fields, including public relations, have adopted podcasts to help professionals speak to their colleagues and improve the over-all success of the industries. As a public relations students, I have listened to several podcasts over the past few years. Below is a list of benefits you as a public relations student can and will receive when you listen to podcasts:

1. Network

Podcasts help you identify industry professionals. Once you know who they are, you can connect with them. You never know. Maybe they’ll be your employer one day.

2. Learn

There is so much to learn about public relations and the many duties public relations professionals have to fulfill on a day-to-day basis. Soak up as much knowledge as you can before entering the workplace. Nothing that you learn will ever go to waste. Prepare yourself for every possible scenario.

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3. Help

You may have colleagues or classmates that have been struggling with a particular public relations-related issue. If you hear a podcast on that topic, you can share it with them and then they’ll receive the benefits you’re also experiencing.

4. Impress

There will be several times throughout your time as a public relations student when you will be surrounded by public relations professionals. They’re going to be talking about industry trends and crises. Again, podcasts will help you learn more about the field, so when these times come, you’ll be able to jump into the conversation. Not only will you be able to jump in, but you’ll have something meaningful and intelligible to say.

5. Be Inspired

You may listen to a podcast on a public relations-related topic that you want to find out more about. This can give you fuel for future blog posts, term papers, presentations or even podcasts of your own.

What public relations-related podcasts have you listened to and found helpful? What’re some other benefits public relations students can receive by listening to podcasts about industry topics? I’d love to hear about your experiences and ideas.

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2 responses to “Podcasts: What’s in them for PR Students

  1. Taylor, as a PR student, this post was very helpful to further myself in the PR realm and definitely refreshed things that I forget to put weight in. I’ve also found that even Facebook can be beneficial. I had a company in Miami contact me about event planning and wanting to plan an event merely because my info on my profile said “Production Events Marketing Coordinator”. Even the simple, sometimes overlooked aspects can be so useful. Thanks for the post!

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