By Alyse Rohloff
Break out your business cards, resume and positive attitudes for Communications Connection 2016! What is Communications Connections you ask? CommConn is a networking event co-hosted by PRSSA Kent and Franklin Advertising for students to connect with professionals from the Northeast Ohio area. You’ll walk out of this event with tips on building relationships with professionals, information on the newest internships and tons of new connections! In case that wasn’t enough, here are a couple reasons you should come to CommConn 2016.
This has to be an obvious reason, but it’s definitely one the most important reasons for you to come to CommConn. There will be 12+ professionals from the Northeast Ohio area for you to connect with at CommConn. That’s 12+ possibilities at an internship or future job, all in the comfort of Franklin Hall. Not to mention all of the other students to connect with. Your LinkedIn is going to love you!
Building Your Personal Brand
Do you feel like your resume is lacking? Not sure if you should have business cards? Have you even thought about an elevator pitch? CommConn is the perfect event to help with all of these. Professionals will be giving you their advice on networking and personal brands through open discussions.
No, this isn’t a joke. All PRSSA and Franklin Ad members will be allowed into the event for free. All non-members will have to pay a small fee of $5. Professionals, headshots, resume critiques and food for basically nothing!
Practice Makes Perfect
It’s totally fine to be scared about networking! Talking to professionals in the form of round table discussions takes the pressure off and makes you more comfortable. This makes it easy for you to practice that elevator pitch. And if you mess up? Not a problem, there will be a ton of professionals for you to perfect it on.
Alyse Rohloff is a senior public relations major and is PRSSA Kent's Intercampus Liaison. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.