My practicum with the City of Edmonton is now more than halfway over. It’s been a great experience so far.
I’ve had the opportunity to work on more projects, both big and small, than I ever thought would be possible in just two months. I’ve developed and executed a communications plan to promote a public engagement initiative, written responses to citizen inquires on behalf of city councillors and the mayor, and I’ve written for a regional trade publication. And that’s just a very small selection of all the things I’ve done.
I think I’ve been more productive in the last six weeks than in six months at any of my previous jobs. That’s not to say that I didn’t work hard in the past. I’ve just found a job and an industry that I’m truly passionate about—one that is never dull and rarely slows down.
I made the right choice when I decided (with a little prodding from my wife) to go back to school and formally study public relations. This is the career I was meant to have and I’m looking forward to a long and rewarding future in the industry.