News published December 2020
I was sitting in my Economics class when my phone went off and, like any nineteen-year-old, my attention quickly shifted from the supply and demand graphs we were discussing to an Instagram notification. I was shocked to see a message request from Bleacher Report. The popular sports site was asking to repost a video I shared a day earlier on TikTok of me throwing a football over my house and running around to the other side and catching it. The original video was up to about 60K views at the time, which I considered excellent, but that was only the beginning.
If Messiah University’s public relations students and alumni agree on one thing, it’s that the professionals and opportunities within the realm of public relations stand unrivaled. The skills that public relations students acquire in the classroom quickly make their way into real-life application through on-campus organizations, work study positions, internships and eventually long-term careers. By investing in experiences during their time at Messiah, students majoring in public relations create for themselves a vast array of post-graduation opportunities.
What began as a leap of faith soon turned into a long-lasting career for 2011 Messiah University alumna Leah Pendorf.