I must admit, of all the academic or professional experiences I have ever sought out or been asked to participate in, working toward my Master of Arts in Public Relations is by far the most nerve-racking. That is not because of any one particular course, professor, or project. That is because, for the first since I was in first grade, I am attempting to tackle material of which I am not totally familiar.
Aside from what some of my professors call “good PR instincts,” I am not sure I have much of a base. The only class in public relations I have taken prior to this semester is Law of Advertising and Public Relations. In that course, I found copyright law particularly enjoyable, probably because I was already familiar with it. However, I like to believe nervous energy and excited energy are practically the same. So, rather than being nervous, I will choose to be excited.