Marketing and public relations students take note

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I know there are plenty of marketing and public relations students that read this blog.

Sometimes they contact me to ask me questions and I’m always happy to help where I can. People helped me when I was studying for marketing and public relations qualifications, so I feel I should do the same.

I do freelance projects in marketing and public relations, but I WILL NOT write essays and projects for students, however much they offer to pay me.

I’m still astounded that students even ask – in my day as a student it never crossed anyone’s mind to do this – the worst that happened was the odd bit of plagiarism with the odd paragraph being lifted from someone else’s work.

I don’t know if there’s a spate of student deadlines coming up, but I’ve had a more than a handful of people contacting me about writing their assignments recently.

So if you’re thinking of it, please don’t bother.

It’s unethical, it undermines the value of professional qualifications, and I won’t do it.

3 Comments on “Marketing and public relations students take note”

  1. Nick Booth

    And oddly enough these very same folk might one day knock on your door asking for a job, brandishing the qualification you know that they almost certainly bought.

  2. Simon

    Exactly – and as I place value on prof qualifications where relevant for recruitment I’ll make sure I ask relevant, probing questions next time I interview someone with professional qualifications!

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