Katelyn Crain’s Tips For Success

By: Mari Ann Loucks

Ferris State University alumna, Katelyn Crain, gave a presentation showcasing tips and skills required for a successful career to students on Thursday, Oct. 9. She talked about her experience working at Eisbrenner Public Relations, a company that believes in working hard and having fun. Katelyn had some helpful tips and skills required in order to be successful.

Katelyn’s Tips for InterviewsKatelyn Crain

  • Keep your resume clean and tailor it to the company that you are applying for. For example, showcase your public relations skills when applying for PR positions.
  • Come to the interview with questions and don’t be afraid to take notes – it shows that you are engaged.
  • Dress for success! That means jeans are unacceptable.
  • Send a thank you note or a thank you email to your interviewer afterwards! Make sure to personalize it, and reiterate the reasons why you would be the best candidate for the job.

Skills Required for Success

  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Be sociable.
  • Be reliable.
  • Consistently be on time.
  • Stay organized.
  • Take initiative.

Don’t be overwhelmed if you feel unprepared for an internship.  Katelyn said, “Highlight your skills. Just because you haven’t had an internship doesn’t mean you don’t have skills.”

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We speak the truth with compassion. We embrace diversity in all forms. We are innovative, creative, upbeat and engaged. We are the Ferris State University PRSSA Chapter! Our student-run PR firm gives students outstanding hands-on experience and professional training.
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