Thankfully, my worries were put aside after the first couple weeks of class. I was happily surprised to see how much of my knowledge and skills from journalism could transfer over to the world of PR. From my experience so far, the world of PR seems to revolve around time management, well edited/written copy, the ability to adapt and be creative within the projects you are given, and teamwork. I've always been comfortable with writing, so that base was covered aside from improving my self editing techniques. I also love any chance to be creative, so being encouraged to think outside the box on my assignments was quite fine with me. Time management has always been an issue for me, but having a son has made me improve on my time management skills lately. The only real curve-ball I had to get my head around was team-work, but that was easy enough after wrapping up our assignment where we had to raise funds for a non-profit organization.
In conclusion, I can say that the transition has been a surprising one, but a welcome surprise at that. The program has made me excited to see where the field could take me, and how connections made in the classroom could factor in down the road. It's a broad new horizon for me, and I couldn't be more excited about it.