Building a Portfolio

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.

3 thoughts on “Building a Portfolio

  1. Nice post! It’s been a long and winding road for me too to reach this point, and it’s so freeing to have finally found something that I not only enjoy, but apparently seem to be good at. Nice to know you’ve had a great experience too.

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