Last Friday I had the opportunity to chit-chat with departmental alumna, Alicia Deal. Alicia is the account manager and public relations representative for #33 on the racecar circuit, Kevin Harvick. I asked her to provide a few words of advice for students majoring in public relations, specifically those currently enrolled in the practicum course. Our practicum course is a class designed to prepare students for life after graduation, whether that is graduate school or the work force. Alicia addressed the following questions:
- What she wish she would have taken more seriously.
- How she landed her job.
- How working is different and similar to academics.