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While working towards a bachelors degree in Public Relations and Fundraising will I be able to do an apprenticeship?

I'm a new job corps student. I've graduated high school and done some college.

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Roxanne’s Answer

Good afternoon. I appreciate that you're thinking ahead and the answer is that most likely you'll have plenty of time for an apprenticeship.

My undergrad degree was in PR and I ended up landing a paid PR internship with a nonprofit organization. What I would encourage you to do leading up to that is to identify an industry or field that you'd like to work as a PR specialist when you graduate. Then as you work through projects in college you can use those areas and organizations as your case studies.

My program did some community work which is how I was able to connect with the organization I interned with, as I completed a project for a class that was turned over to them for use, and then when an opportunity opened up they offered it to me. The other bonus of doing all of your projects in areas that you want to work is that you're already building a portfolio to help you land an apprenticeship and even a job. I would take my work after grading, put the finishing touches on, recommended by the professor, then add it to my portfolio, which now can be digital. This will allow you to present relevant work and build your confidence as you work towards an apprenticeship and a career after college.

If your college doesn't have these community work opportunities, that doesn't stop you from making your own. Create a role. Reach out to local organizations in your field of interest and tell them you'd like to use them as a template for your college work and that you'll turn over any items, SM pieces, press releases, etc, for them to use and that if they need your help they can give you the content for you to create it that way, too.

The options are endless and remember - the answer is always no IF you don't ask the quesiton! Best wishes.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this extremely helpful! Gabrielle
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Rebecca’s Answer

There is nothing from stopping you to become apprenticeship. However, have you thought about what industry or career you would like to be the apprentice or intern? Do you want to be the apprentice in public relationship?
In fact, there are many industries that requires the professionals on public relationship. And, there are different types of apprenticeship you can consider, e.g. you can consider to work as an intern for a couple of months during summer holiday, work as an intern for one year before you graduate, look for Management Trainee program after your graduation or consider to working holiday program to work overseas, etc.
There are many options to you and you may need to explore more on these options and decide which mode you are looking for. On the other hand, the corporate may post their internship programs on their corporate website from time to time. You can also keep an eye on it.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Erica’s Answer

Hello,

To answer your question.... Yes! It's very possible to get hired and gain professional experience for your resume while still in school. It's great that you are thinking ahead! I completed two internships while completing my undergraduate degree in Public Relations, and you can do it too. Here are a few ways you can start the process:

1. Start by searching for internships, apprenticeships and seasonal work online - try looking for available positions in your area via LinkedIn, Indeed and other job sites.

2. Ask your college professors and/or academic advisor for guidance on what opportunities might be available through your university. They may be able to connect you with colleagues in their networks, and many schools offer programs, part-time work or even clubs that you can add to your resume!

3. It's also very possible to create your own position at a local organization by offering your services pro bono (for free) so you can gain experience. Nonprofits are especially likely to accept the extra support. Try finding a cause that's important to you and reach out to offer help.

Best of luck in your career!

Erica

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Marc’s Answer

Yes! Usually they are through your school but you definitely can find internships for many companies. Google those internships and apply! Also, asking your professors that are teaching you those major classes, will also give you possible connections which can benefit you even after school!
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello,

I would highly recommend that you start by doing a basic web search of university’s with said degrees and then look for admissions and graduation requirements on their websites.

Most institutions do require some type of means to showcase your work through a final course which can also be known as a capstone which can sometimes include what I believe you are referring to when you apprenticeship. Finally, these cane also be be referred to as internships. In all, the best thing to do is look at individual university requirements. And it is always more affordable to begin with your public state institutions.

Michelle

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

www.onetonline.org
Thank you comment icon Thank you for your advice! Gabrielle
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