Importance of Education
Name – Rashmi Chopra
Profession – Public Relations
Designation – Manager Admissions
Organisation – Manav Rachna International School, Sector 46, Gurgaon
Age – 37
City – Gurgaon
Work Experience (Years) – 14
Under-Graduation – BTS, IGNOU
Post-Graduation – MBA HR, IMT Ghaziabad
Professional Qualification – IHM
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career in GECIS as an associate in communication and have had a varied experience in corporate like I was a trainer at GLobal Vantedge, an Associate Manager in HR at Metlife, the Manager in HR at Genpact and even, Evalueserve. Now, I am a part of the Manav Rachna International School in PR and Marketing as Manager Admissions. I started my career in 2001 as a process associate in inbound calling for Ge medical systems. Soon, grew to become the communication coach for the same process. Then, moved on to set up the voice training for Global Vantedge and moved in the HR role in the same organization. Later joined Metlife for institutional business with a span of 500 people.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
The primary duties that come with my job responsibilities are parent engagement, admissions, PR & marketing, and external events. I see to it that all the queries related to the admissions process, eligibility, fees are being answered to the parents and students alike. Also, I have to maintain parent engagement through constant counseling and I am responsible for apt media coverage of all important school events. I ensure active participation of students in external events that cater to the development of our children. Primarily, I have to concentrate a lot on creating and maintaining the brand image of the school. This is done through ties ups with media teams.
Average Income in Public Realtions Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in Public Relations career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in Profession in Public Relations?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of Profession in Public Relations?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
One needs some background in public relations and marketing, some educational background on the same will help as well.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in the profession in Public Relations
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Smart students are successful in any field
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in the Profession in Public Relations?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details
You need to maintain a schedule for yourself and try to complete your day’s agenda.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Profession in Public Relations?
Job in Public Relations is a job which makes an impact on the young lives. We provide education and in a way, upbringing to the students. I am content with where I am right now, professionally. You are in contact with a lot of people and different problems that open you up to different experiences. I like maintaining a proper schedule for my day. I get to network a lot, that helps me be resourceful enough to get the work done. In every profession, relationships make a lot of difference in order to make progress and this profession allows me to build on those a lot more.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Public Relations?
In today’s world, money is equally important and there can be a low salary, especially when you are starting out. This is a very demanding job, in terms of emotional quotient. People have to be able to strike the right balance between emotions and numbers. You have to strike a balance between your personal and professional life. Hence, one should be able to make a proper choice, weighing all pros and cons, if opting for this profession.
Recognition in Public Relations Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would pick up Psychology as the primary subject of focus because after being in the kind of roles I have managed, I have realized I enjoy being with people and solving their personal or professional challenges.