Position: Chapter President
Major: Public Relations; minor in French Language
How PRSSA has helped you: I wouldn’t have a career path if it were not for PRSSA. I came to BU with my heart set on being a film and television major. I knew I was going to travel all over the world to edit crazy documentaries. Toward the end of my freshman year, I went to volunteer for a senior thesis as part of their final for a production class. Guess what? I didn’t like it at all. There was so much tedious work that went into films. But then my friend invited me to a PRSSA networking event that she had helped plan. It totally opened my eyes. Right then I secured my first internship after I spoke with a BU alum. Ever since, PRSSA has been an irreplaceable part of my college experience — fueling my passion for public relations, helping me meet great people and, most of all, providing me with internship opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise had.
Kind of PR you are interested in: Government
Favorite PRSSA memory: Celebrating my 21st Birthday at the 2012 National Assembly in Charlotte, North Carolina last spring. I was a little hesitant at first, but it turned out to be one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had. Not only did I celebrate with a birthday twin, but both the former and newly elected National Committees sang to me at midnight. The trip was absolutely incredible.
Hobbies/other things you do on campus: Photography and reading through The New York Times every day.
Where you (ideally) see yourself after graduation: Working as a press secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Position: Digital Media Coordinator (Fall 2012)
Major: Public Relations
How PRSSA has helped you: BU PRSSA has helped further my career and experience in more ways than I can acknowledge. PRSSA ultimately helped confirm that PR was the right major for me, as well as helped me find my niche in the BU community. The chance to network with local professionals, learn the tricks and trades of PR from young alumni, and working with real-world clients on their PR campaigns are all valuable experiences to any pre-professional student.
Kind of PR you are interested in: Entertainment
Favorite PRSSA memory: My favorite memory is working as a writer and graphic designer for the social media committee last year. BUPRSSA.com is such an important part of our Chapter, and I was truly honored to create BU PRSSA’s first infographic.
Hobbies/other things you do on campus: I host the student TV show “CollegeBites,” and will be joining WTBU this semester. In my spare time, I work for a Boston radio station, and enjoy watching TV and listening to country music.
Where you (ideally) see yourself after graduation: My goal is to graduate BU and obtain a position working in PR/promotions in the entertainment industry – ideally a major TV network or radio station!
Position: Events Coordinator
Major: Public Relations; minor in International Relations
How PRSSA has helped you: PRSSA helped me declare my major. As a CGS student, I didn’t have the opportunity to take a lot of PR classes to see if it was the career path for me. PRSSA has given me hands on experience in PR and without it, I still probably would have no idea what I would want to pursue in the future!
What kind of PR are you interested in: Entertainment and International
Favorite PRSSA memory: I will always remember my first PR Advanced Conference as inspiring. Although it was early in the morning, all the speakers were very energetic and excited to talk to college students about their passions. This was the day I knew PR was the career for me.
Hobbies/other things you do on campus: I am a PR intern at Regan Communications. I also love participating in CSC programs (FYSOP, ASB, etc.) and will be writing for the International Relations Review this semester.
Where you (ideally) see yourself after graduation: After I graduate, I hope to see myself working abroad in an international agency.
Year: Senior, graduating January 2013
Position: Programming Coordinator
Major: Public Relations
How PRSSA has helped you: So many ways! Weekly meetings have allowed me to meet so many professionals who work in all areas of PR, has helped me figure out which areas of PR interest me most and what skills I will need to excel in the field. Working on the committee for PR Advanced two years in a row exposed me to the world of event planning and allowed me to develop the skills needed for that. I’ve gotten to know many of my peers that I wouldn’t otherwise connected with. I could go on and on!
Kind of PR you are interested in: Consumer goods
Favorite PRSSA memory: PR Advanced: Be the Change. During my sophomore year, I joined the committee for the conference. Just seeing every detail come together on the day of was a great feeling.
Hobbies/other things you do on campus: I’m a History minor. It’s a subject that has interested me forever, even though it’s not something I would pursue as a career. I’ve also worked at FitRec for three years. If you’ve ever been there on a Saturday morning and seen a bunch of little kids running around – that’s the area I work in. This semester, I will also be working for BU’s PR department.
Where you (ideally) see yourself after graduation: Immediately after graduation, I plan on sticking around Boston for a few years. I hope to work in an agency for a while, working with consumer brands. Within a few years, I hope to move on to a new city and continue to advance my PR career.