Profile: Sarah Beth Crowe

Sarah Beth Crowe is a junior at Belmont University studying public relations with a minor in biblical studies. After college, Crowe hopes to use her degree to work for a PR agency that represents nonprofits. Check out my interview with her below to learn more about her experience at Belmont and plans for her future.

Name: Sarah Beth Crowe

Major/minor: Public relations with a minor in Biblical studies

Year: Junior

Hometown: Athens, Georgia

Age: 21

Tell me why you chose Belmont:

I chose Belmont initially because of tennis. I played on the tennis team my freshman and sophomore year. Also, Belmont was different from any other school that I had visited. After taking a gap year of figuring out what I wanted to do, I realized Belmont was right for me. Tennis was invaluable to my experience at Belmont, but I realized it was time for me to move on from that and find other ways to be involved at Belmont. So far, my experience here has been amazing.

Why did you choose to study PR?

I chose PR because that was what my uncle studied in college, and hearing about his experience in college with that major interested me. Then, I got here, started taking PR classes and I really loved it. I loved every aspect it. You can go into any industry and practice it. It’s so versatile. I like the fact that you can work with people and organizations and bridge the gap between the two.

What extracurriculars are you involved in?

I’m in PRSSA, I teach tennis at Sequoia Swim and Tennis Club and I’m involved in my church. Next semester, I want to focus more on getting involved in the youth group at my church. In the summers, I work at a camp called Camp Kanakuk where I lead a small group, which is great. I still keep in touch with my campers.

What are your career goals?

I want to use PR in faith-based organizations. Weather that’s in nonprofits, churches or working for a firm that specifically works with faith-based organizations. That is something I am working toward right now, and I hope to have an internship next semester with a faith-based nonprofit that will help me gain experience and open doors to job opportunities after college.

What inspired you to want to work with faith-based organizations?

Faith has been such a big part of my life, especially from age 18 to now. Faith has been such a huge factor in anything I do. It just makes sense for me to try and implement PR into that. I just love the mission that nonprofits and churches have to try and better the world. Especially causes that allow you to give people a voice that might not otherwise have one.

What advice would you give to other students who want to study PR?

I would tell them to figure out what you are passionate about, and try to figure out your strengths in PR and see how those can be best utilized for the industry you want to go into. Know your weaknesses, and don’t let those hinder you, be aware of them, and make them better as you go along. Just push yourself to be the best you can, and you will surprise yourself. 


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