Meghan Caprez is a sophomore public relations major hoping to minor in both business and theatre management. She has worked as a public relations and marketing assistant in the College of Communication and Information's Dean’s office since January 2012. Caprez previously interned as a communications assistant at the Akron Civic Theatre, and she was the performing arts reporter for the Summer Kent Stater. One day, she hopes to be a public relations practitioner for a major theatre company.
Caprez worked with the PRSSA Kent homecoming committee during the fall 2012 semester. She was in charge of making calls to local businesses to remind them of the event and ask if they would donate to the chapter’s silent auction. On homecoming weekend, she helped set up and run the auction Friday evening. She also took photos and video.
She is also on the Communications Connection committee, and she is currently in charge of the social media subcommittee. With six helpers, her team is generating buzz about the event online.
“Being on committees like these really enhances my college experience. I think 50 percent of what you learn is in the classroom, and 50 percent is what you learn through experience. Fundraising and event planning are two aspects of public relations I hadn’t necessarily explored before joining these committees, and I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to dive into them in college. It gave me a better idea of what area of public relations I’d like to go into when I graduate,” Caprez said.
“PRSSA helps foster relationships between Kent students and professionals we will work with in the future,” Caprez said. “It also gives students the opportunity to gain out-of-the-classroom, real-world experience in certain aspects of public relations through the different events and committees open to us.”
Learn more about joining a PRSSA Kent committee here.