There are plenty of reasons to join BUPRSSA. Here are 5 career related reasons to join our organization from some of our e-board members (in no particular order):
- Ellen (VP of Unleashed PR Agency): Acquire sought-after social media skills. PRSSA has taught me valuable social media and digital marketing skills. As I joined my fellow PRSSA-ers and attended Boston Tweet-Ups, participated in PR Tweet chats or live-tweeted our PR Advanced conference, I mastered the art of creating an engaging social media presence. This summer I got to use those skills in a summer internship with Yahoo! in Silicon Valley (and I’m still working with them during school as well!).
- Miles (Vice President): Helps in your transition to the professional world. One of the most alluring aspects of PRSSA is the community of students itching to learn. Yes, college is an excellent opportunity to enjoy campus life, yet it’s also a period of transition to the professional world. PRSSA inspires and encourages students to enhance their resumes, networks, and skills to be a leader after graduation. This isn’t just a great community for juniors or seniors. The earlier students become involved, the more opportunities there are for engagement and experience as you progress!
- Mike (Events Coordinator): PRSSA helps you get internships. In my spring semester of freshman year, before I was even a member of BUPRSSA, I attended a networking event hosted by the organization. At the event, I introduced myself to Josh Gee, a BU alumni and member of the New Media Department for the re-election of Gov. Deval Patrick. That fall, I ended up interning for Josh on the re-election campaign. You never know what opportunities PRSSA events and alumni can do for you.
- Megan (Secretary): Networking Opportunities with Professionals: Join PRSSA for the contacts you can make. Networking is a huge aspect of PR or any field and not only do we have awesome speakers and networking events where you can meet professionals, there are tons of helpful resources right here at BU willing to help.
- Lauren (VP of Professional Outreach): Build your resume: When you are new to PR and somewhat inexperienced, it is hard to know what to put on your resume. That summer job scooping ice cream can’t help you now! PRSSA provides great experiences that will help you secure your first (or first few) internships. Join a committee, help plan an event, or attend a conference. This will fill up that blank space on your resume and impress potential employers or contacts. When students have done everything in their power to gain experience and build their portfolio, professionals are more receptive.
Stay tuned tomorrow for 5 more reasons to join BUPRSSA.