Editor’s note: This is the part of an ongoing series of articles from communicators who have earned their Accreditation in Public Relations, describing what led them to become accredited and what the accreditation experience was like for them.
The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) process seemed daunting to me, so I avoided it for a few years. Luckily, my PRSA mentors kept on me and I submitted my application in the spring of 2014. As I prepared for the Readiness Review, I was able to reflect on some of my career highlights and projects I’m most proud of. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with my Readiness Review panel about my portfolio; unlike the intimidating experience I envisioned, it was actually fun.