My Blogging Story: 7 Years Later

Last week, I received the amazing news that I had been shortlisted for Richard Bailey’s Best PR Blog of 2017 along with three other amazing student PR bloggers. For achieving a spot in the top four, Richard suggested that we tell our story of why we blog. A few weeks…

They Think It’s All Over

So this is it. Second year has officially come to an end. The fastest seven months of my life? I think so. It’s been a whirlwind of a uni year, but I’m much more excited for what’s to come. However, they say it’s good for the soul to reflect (I…

Why You Should Blog For Your Future

Do you have a blog? If you don’t, I bet you know someone that does. A blog is a great way to grab an employer’s attention and to make yourself stand out amongst other candidates. When I went for placement interviews, most recruiters wanted to know about my blog more than…

Big Fish vs Small Fish – Who Would You Rather Be?

I was absentmindedly scrolling through my Twitter feed last week and read a comment that at the time didn’t strike a chord with me. But over the next few days I couldn’t get the comment out of my head. The comment was in relation to the PR industry and I…

International Women’s Day 2017

As the theme of my blog is very #GirlBoss orientated, I couldn’t let International Women’s Day go by without talking about it. After all, women are the future. I was contemplating writing a post about the Northern Ireland Assembly election that took place last week, but I think if I…

In PR, Experience is Everything

What I’ve come to realise after many applications for placements and from conducting my #GirlBossMonday posts, in the PR industry, experience is everything. Experience is no longer a way of impressing the employer, but now seems to be a basic requirement for any job in PR. But how can I…

The Rise of the Influencer

Gone are the days of sending celebrities products and merchandise for advertising. Today, brands are turning to the ‘everyday’ girl or boy who has a substantial following on social media. Also known as the influencer. Brands no longer want to know about celebrities or the Insta-famous with millions of followers,…

We Are… Student Scran!

  Are you a student? Are you a culinary extraordinaire? If you answered ‘yes’ to the first question and ‘no’ to the second, then I have the solution for you. This year, as part of my Business with Public Relations course, I study a module called Graduate Enterprise. This module lets me…

Do I Really Need a Degree in PR?

A popular debate and highly opinionated discussion lies around the topic of whether we need a degree in Public Relations in order to be successful in the industry. After a few weeks of carrying out my #GirlBossMonday interviews, it became clear that some of the CEOs and founders of these PR…

Campaign of 2017: #WomensMarch

The most common way that people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. In response to the inauguration of a certain Mr President, women, men and children all over the world took to the streets to march. They marched for human dignity and decency. They marched for…