by Jenn Shafer | PRSSA National Vice President of Regional Conferences
Before I was in public relations, I wanted to do journalism. Not that this is revolutionary, as many PR people start as journalists. I wrote for the school news magazine throughout high school, and decided the summer before my senior year to attend a journalism workshop for a few days. After that little conference, there was one thing I knew: I did not want to go into journalism.
The conference showed me what I did not want, and sometimes that can be just as valuable. The important thing is to get yourself out there, and find out. Read more.
Each year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hosts a National Conference where students are able to network with professionals and their peers, learn from experts in the public relations industry and have a little fun. Last year, PRSSA Kent brought 13 of its members to National Conference in Washington, D.C. This year, we hope to bring even more to Atlanta.
We know it can be expensive to attend National Conference, so our Chapter wants to help make it a little easier for you. We offer partial reimbursement to members who have earned 15 membership points between the 2014 National Conference and the 2015 National Conference. (For full reimbursement details, read our Chapter Bylaws.) If you were a member last year, you may have already earned those 15 points just by going to our meetings and serving on committees. But maybe not. Maybe you still need a few extra points to get you to the big 1-5. Here are 11 ways to earn 15 points by the 2015 National Conference. Read more.
By Carrie Ann Kandes, APR | KSU PRSSA Professional Advisor
I have a confession to make. I’m not in love with writing articles about the job or internship search. Don’t get me wrong – I agree it’s a critical topic for collegiates. But like the Kardashians, the topic is a bit, well, overexposed. It’s everywhere. Everyone talks about it. And everyone has advice about what you should do. Saying something profound – something you haven’t already heard – is a tall order.
That’s why I decided to focus this piece on what you shouldn’t do. During nearly 20 years in this business, I’ve interviewed a lot of candidates. And many of them have been recent grads. I’m always a little stunned by the mistakes that can completely derail an otherwise effective interview. Read more.
Welcome the 2015-2016 PRSSA Kent Officers!
PRSSA Kent elected its officers and chairpersons for the 2015-2016 school year at its April 8 meeting. From left to right, officers include:
The officers and chairpersons will officially begin their terms June 1, 2015.
Aug. 25: PRSSA National Twitter Chat
Aug. 30: Blastoff!
Sept. 2: Darrow Meeting
Sept. 8: PRSSA National Twitter Chat
Sept. 9: Fall Kick-Off Meeting
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If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of joining, please watch this video created by Kent State's College of Communication and Information or this video created by some of our former officers.
Read FORUM, PRSSA's National Newspaper
Check out the spring 2015 issue of FORUM here.