In a class wrap up today, my public relations professor compared PR to something that made perfect sense. I had never thought of it this way, and haven't stopped thinking about how this was something that perfectly described what PR professionals do in their everyday life. She said PR was like..
Okay, so this picture may be exaggerating a little, but PR is like spinning plates.
-You'll start one thing at a time, but you'll continue to add more and more projects as time goes on
-You have to focus on the plate you're beginning to spin, but at the same time, you need to maintain all of the other plates
-It is the ultimate in multitasking
-You may be working alone, but you may also be with a group, in which instance you'll not only have to pay attention to the plates that you're responsible for, but also coordinate with your group to be sure all of the plates are spinning in conjunction with one another
And finally? You have to be super talented to do a great job :)
Next time somebody asks me what my major is, I'm totally going to tell them "spinning plates."