By Julianne Calapa
Spending the money to go to PRSSA National Conference is undoubtedly daunting, especially for someone like me who overthinks anything and everything. It’s scary to commit to spending the $500+ when you don’t know if you’ll be reimbursed the full amount, which is dependent on the funds raised by Homecoming Auction, YouToo, etc.
But I’m here to tell you the truth: Go.
While there are definitely more than 10 reasons to go, I’m going to highlight the important ones:
You get to spend five days in a city that isn’t Kent: I know, this is reason enough to go. When I went to PRSSA National Conference in 2015, we spent a lot of time wandering around Atlanta during our off time, which made me fall in love with the city. Now I find myself yearning to go back!
Money will come and go in your life, but the memories and experiences you gain from PRSSA National Conference will stick around forever. Try not to dwell on the finances too much. Plus, you’re bound to get reimbursed for most of the money you spend because of the hard work everyone puts in at the fundraising events.
Take it from me: You’ll be happy you went.