A Lincoln-based PR consultancy has taken on its first Rising Star as part of a new scheme to develop talent at the University of Lincoln.
Second year marketing and public relations student Carly Smith has been recruited on a year’s placement to gain work experience with Shooting Star PR, one of the fastest growing in the East Midlands.
The 19-year-old from Doncaster is working at Shooting Star PR on a part-time basis while she completes her studies.
“I’m excited about becoming involved with the business and learning from my new colleagues,” said Carly.
She already has a wide range of experience having worked at telecommunications company Focus 4 U, at Mortons Media in Horncastle, in the South Yorkshire Police media centre and as head of advertising for student newspaper The Linc.
She is currently the student representative for second year marketing students at the university.
Shooting Star PR Director Jez Ashberry said: “As soon as we met Carly we knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She’s bright, hard-working and resourceful and she already has plenty of experience to draw on. We’re sure she’ll be a fantastic Rising Star with a big future in PR.”
Jane Crofts, public relations programme leader and the university’s link with the Rising Stars scheme, added:
“I am delighted that I have been able to work with a local company to give the students some real world experience to enhance their employability once they graduate.
“I look forward to the relationship between the University of Lincoln and Shooting Star PR developing over the years to come so that Carly can be recorded as the first Rising Star of many.”
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