Never stop learning

by mentee Emily Bultman, CDE

I do not consider myself a public relations professional “newbie”, having worked in my current position for almost four years. However, my career philosophy is one never stops learning.

Following this notion, I jumped at the chance to participate in the new Public Relations Society of America – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter Young Pros’ Mentor Program.

In any field, having a professional mentor is helpful in developing and advancing one’s career.

Mentoring is a vital resource for a PR professional.

Being matched with a mentor within the industry and outside of my employer has helped broaden my perspective on the profession. There are a number of benefits to building a mentor-mentee relationship with a seasoned PR professional, including access to new contacts, knowledge and skills.

My mentor has invested his time and energy by making himself available for regular face-to-face meetings. He has shared valuable insights from throughout his career, answered questions, given advice, listened to my experiences and provided feedback.

This experience has opened the door to a number of different learning and networking opportunities for me. Overall, it has been incredibly rewarding experience. I am excited to learn more from my mentor in the coming weeks and months.