A Secret I Should Share With You
Did you blink like me and wake up to May? Just like that, we're almost half way through the year! But it's all good, I swear!
Oh yes, I promised a secret. Well before I get to that, I need to thank our VP of Student Relations Addie Linn and the committee for putting on a successful Student Summit on April 12. I was delighted that we not only had lots of PRSSA members in attendance, but also non-member students and students with majors other than communications. We are doing a great job of reaching a variety of audiences that could be potential members. Staying in touch with those that seek a career in PR or communications is vital to our chapter's continued success. PRSSA is an important organization and key to that effort.
Okay, okay here is the secret: I was never a member of PRSSA, as a matter of fact, I did not know about the existence of PRSA until years later into my career. All these things in mind, I do think it’s very important to the chapter to foster these relationships. And you can play a part in that. It’s not too soon to start thinking about what you can do with the chapter next year. Even if you don’t want to have a seat on the board, you can do much for the chapter by serving on a committee. See how I sneaked in the topic of volunteering there?
Anyway, I want to also extend a special thanks to all our speakers from the Summit:
Jake Jacobson, Director of Public Relations, Children’s Mercy
Ashley Mahoney, Creative Director, Hello Big Idea
Sheba Clarke, Mentorship Program, GKC-PRSA
Mike Swenson, President, Crossroads
Kimberly Spencer, Junior Achievement
Alex Miller, Parson and Associates
Meredith Suarez, Director, North American Talent Acquisition
Jamie Brond, Look East PR
P.S. Regarding this summer’s APR cohort listed below, I highly recommend it. It helped me tremendously when I was pursuing it.
Norita Taylor, APR