If you would've told me five years ago that I would be majoring in public relations, I would've glared at you and said "What in the world is that?" After doing much research on this major, I realized public relations is the practice of expanding the spread of knowledge and information between an individual or a large company (such as a business, or nonprofit organization) as well as the public. Some PR duties include speech preparation, event coordinating, advertising, journaling, and other forms of work that include engaging with the public. If you have an enthusiastic and engaging personality and always love being on the go, this is a major that might appeal to you.
I've jumped around from what I wanted as my major a good handful of times. Ever since I was in middle school I had the idea of law school in the back of my head, while I second guessed myself constantly, I didn't see myself changing my major after only the first semester of college. But after looking at all the possible opportunities that PR could give me, I knew changing my major was the right move, and I couldn't have been more excited. I snagged a PR related job my 2nd semester as a starting gig and I already love it so much. I know when I'm working in the real world after college with an actual PR job, I'll be more satisfied with the content I'll be working with.
I have big goals ahead, and I am more than aware that I'll need to go through a few obstacles to get where I want to be. If you're not familiar with the online magazine "Pitchfork", it is a music magazine full of music reviews and is known to have the "most trusted voice in music." This online magazine will write about anything from album reviews to hot gossip, to upcoming shows and much more. Pitchfork is famous for having stellar reviews and also known for having solid music festivals. The Pitchfork staff is hardworking, driven, and passionate about music and it shows in their work that is published. Working for Pitchfork, whether it be writing for their blog, being in charge of media, or doing any form of PR work such as coordinating the music festivals, working for this magazine would be an absolute dream come true. Free entry to those events doesn't seem too shabby either!
Whenever school gets hard, I simply think of this goal in mind and am reminded that the stress and hardships being faced will (hopefully) be worth it. Because when you love what you do you won't have to work a single day in your life.