I can't thank you enough for this amazing response. I think the challenge for me is that there's a ton of firms and starutps out there, and I'm not sure whether big or small firms are best or how to decide which company will give me the best shot to start my career. I'm going to bookmark this post so I know what to ask future hiring managers when as I get closer to graduation!
Seriously, thank you so much :)
Thanks for the reply. This is really helpful. One thing I've read is to not include your GPA on your resume. What do you think about that? Is it better to put my GPA down to be transparent or keep it hidden and hope it doesn't come up?
Thanks for the response. This part really stuck out to me:
"...you should try to ensure that the agency has a clear path for growth and mentorship."
I'm still a senior in college, but a career in PR sounds super interesting. At the same time, I don't want to get an internship at a company that won't give me a clear path for growth. Once I start interviewing, do you have any advice on how to find out if an entry-level role really has growth potential or if the "growth potential" the recruiter is trying to sell me is a trick?