What are employers looking for in the communications field? 

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the 9th annual NYC site visit trip and meet with employers in the journalism, public relations, and film industries.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit about what I learned from each site visit, so here’s the culmination of advice broken down into three categories including personality characteristics, trends and skill sets:

Personality Characteristics:

  • Display presence, entrepreneurial attitude and intelligence
  • Embrace change and technology
  • Generate big and new ideas and advocate for these ideas
  • Hit the ground running; be ambitious
  • Be passionate, a  good communicator, and persistent
  • Be the first one in the office and the last one to leave
  • Show initiative and be willing to volunteer for new projects (More …)