Shara Teague

I am a 21-year-old second year Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. My home town of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, is around 163 miles away from the vibrant city of Leeds.

Currently working at Top Shop, I have gained a wealth of transferable skills such as working as part of a team, leadership within a team conducting team briefs and communicating with customers, other members of the team and managers.

I have had several short term placements in relation to Public Relations, recently working at Enjoy Digital. This has been the most insightful so far, being thrown into the deep end with selling in press releases to editors and trying to gain coverage for their clients. In the past I have also worked at Heart Research UK gaining knowledge on the third sector. In my first year of University I worked with a start-up business, Tplus drinks based in Harrogate. All together I have had a mix of professional experience and more of an understanding of Public Relations.

My career aim is mainly to wake up in the morning enjoying what I do, in the hope that is PR. I’m still undecided on what specific area of Public Relations but some of what interests me varies from possibly representing public figures to digital media; working on CSR campaigns and reputation or the divisions within corporate communication such as internal communications. My interests for industry are consumer, beauty or lifestyle PR, industries that are relevant to me that I love to indulge in myself.

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