Meredith Foster spoke to the Principles of PR class on Friday, March 2, 2012. Foster is the Project Specialist for the Girl Scouts of America for North Central Alabama. Her main responsibilities include: writing copy for publications, creating press releases, managing social media and assisting in graphic design.
Because Foster recently graduated college, she gave us a few interesting and helpful tips. These are some of her words of advice:
1) Create and develop relationships with the people that you work with frequently outside of your office, such TV stations and publications.
2) Build a portfolio of your work to show future employers because it helps them see what you can do.
3) Get published. Showing that your work is good enough to get published makes it easier to get the job.