The Importance of Education & Training in PR
That dreadful day when my student loans are being collected upon is coming very, very soon. Despite having thousands of dollars to give back to my lenders, I have no regrets (as no one should issue school loan debt); however, it is difficult to avoid the reality and severity of this loan and the importance of repaying it.
I don’t see the amount of my debt is the same as the value I got from my education; the value far exceeds the amount I borrowed. I use my education every day and feel like a more knowledgeable person from school. I learned more than marketing and management; I learned about philosophy, ethics and environmental science and our impact on the planet. I hope to continue my education further, and only see it as another investment in me.
The Importance Of Education
What I want to emphasize is the importance of education, whether it’s from a 4-year college, or from the training you can get online or community college, of course with reason. Getting a degree in 4 weeks is not possible (and if so, the value of the degree is much smaller than the amount you paid for it), nor is it recommended. However, attending a training course can be as useful as a college course, and can provide you with as much knowledge. Continuing our education (in whatever form) is an important part of keeping our minds working and, although it may be debatable, keeping our minds from deteriorating in the future. Educating yourself helps you consider variables and make better decisions, which are an important part of a successful business.
Education and Training are an Important Part
In addition, education and training are an important part of keeping abreast of technology, changing demographics, and reaching your target audience. This is integral in all aspects of business, but even more so in public relations; to stay up-to-date on PR tactics and strategies, you must educate yourself through college, training, certification, etc. The way PR and marketing have changed over the past 10 years makes doing public relations and marketing tasks very different from the way they are. are in the past.
See What Trends Are Happening
Read books, blogs, and studies; see what trends are happening, and learn how they affect you and your business. If you want, enroll your employees in certification programs or marketing or PR classes. Keep yourself and your company close and informed with a changing industry and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.
An Educated Mind
An educated mind is a very important and invaluable tool, although sometimes the steep price of getting a terrible day when my student loan is being collected will come very, very soon. Despite having thousands of dollars to give back to my lender, I am not sorry (as no one should issue school loan debt); however, it is difficult to avoid the reality and severity of this loan, and the importance of repaying it.