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By Nicole Zahn
“Oh you’re majoring in public relations…what is that?” If I had a dollar for every time someone gave me a confused look or questioned me when I told them I’m majoring in PR, I wouldn’t need a degree.
When explaining to friends and family what exactly Public Relations is, I instantly think back to the Principles of Public Relations course I took freshman year and fish through the numerous definitions. According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), “Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” Simple enough. Once explained, some friends and family act as if they know exactly what I’m talking about, but I can tell they still don’t. That is when I resort to the infamous Chipotle E.coli example. “Do you remember when Chipotle had the E.coli outbreak and they closed for a day to re-analyze their company?” That’s when I see a light bulb turn on. Read more.
Erin Zaranec, President
What's your major and minor(s)?
I am a Public Relations major who is infamously known for declaring (and dropping) seven different minors during the first three years of my undergraduate career.
Where are you from?
My hometown is Brunswick, Ohio.
What year are you in school?
I am a senior graduating in Spring 2017.
What's something most people don't know about you?
I have an unhealthy obsession with Fall scented candles and never light less than five of them at once. Read more.
By Victoria Manenti
At the beginning of August, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend PRSSA’s New York Alumni and Interns Summer Reception at its headquarters located in Manhattan’s beautiful Financial District. The evening was filled with great food, refreshments and conversations surrounding the public relations field. I met many seasoned PR professionals, as well as young PR professionals at the beginning of their careers. It was interesting to hear each individual’s career path and learn about other PRSSA chapters throughout the country.
I walked away from the event with an awesome goodie bag, new friends, mentors and perspectives about my own journey within the field of public relations. I believe networking events are some of the most powerful ways young PR professionals can take the next steps in their careers. With that being said, it is important to make the most out of these networking opportunities, especially in larger cities. Here are some quick tips that will help you gain the most value out of future networking experiences. Read more.
Sept. 28 – Darrow Meeting
Sept. 28 – PRSSA National Twitter
Sept. 30 – Homecoming Auction
Oct. 1 – Homecoming Auction
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