By Kiley Harris
Summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes internships. Many students have either landed their dream internship already, are currently interviewing, or are still in the application process. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, don’t worry. You have time.
From someone personally going through the interview process, I know how hard it can be to set yourself apart from other candidates, especially in the competitive world of public relations. One great way to set yourself apart is by creating a personal website. A website is a great way to show employers all the amazing work you have done in school and in past positions.
A website is an easy way to display all your accomplishments in one unique, professional and organized way. Next time you have a few free hours, play around on a website creator and see where it takes you. You have endless choices to make your website unique and showcase your skills. Try out websites like Wordpress, Wix and Weebly, as they are easy to use and offer a lot of choices.
A couple key things to include on your website include a professional photo of you, your contact info, your resume, an about you page and your sample work. Make sure to show off your best work that you are most proud of. Also don’t sell yourself short in your about me page. This is your place to shine. Focus on your accomplishments, your relevant experience, your hobbies, your study abroad, etc. This will make you more personable, as well as professional, to the employer.
If I haven’t convinced you to try creating a website, check out this article from USA Today on the importance of a personal website.