Fri 10 Jun 2011
“There is no spin in PR,” my professors say, and “we must cultivate ethical behavior in this field.”
These ideas, presented so vividly for the past four semesters, make me wonder: Am I simply learning to become a Public Relations professional, or am I learning to fulfill this role with a living, breathing faith within me? The latter option seems to better replicate my Messiah experience. Through all of my education, I am beginning to understand my role as a student: I am called to work in this World while holding tightly to His World.
On the surface, this idea presents several challenges. How can I reflect honesty and integrity during a period of crisis management? How can I adequately present my organization’s message without exaggerating its expertise? At Messiah, I have woven intellect and faith together, pairing two seemingly opposing ideals to create a rooted Christian perspective. The answer, then, is quite simple: I must cultivate an ethical behavior in my field, allowing my work to speak of an inspired, God-seeking professional. This, I now understand, is the essence of my Messiah College education.