Earlier this month, Krystle Lischwe received the Emerging Leader Scholarship from the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the professional counterpart of PRSSA. The honor is given to current students in the Boston University or recent graduates who exemplify a level of excellence in their combination of “leadership, service, and internship learning, academic, and extracurricular accomplishments,” according to the PRSA.
The award will provide Lischwe with a stipend to help her while she begins her professional career. Perhaps more importantly, the honor also includes a year long membership in the Boston PRSA chapter, which will give her a multitude of networking opportunities and professional development workshops.
When asked about the award, Lischwe said she was most excited about the fact that winning this award means that there is someone out there in the professional world that believes in her potential. “It makes entering the ‘real world’ a bit more manageable,” she said.
Before she graduated this past December, Lischwe was an active member of the Boston University Chapter of PRSSA; she served most recently as Director of our Chapter’s student-run agency Unleashed Public Relations. Previously, she served as Programming Director for the 2012-2013 academic year. Under her direction, UnleashedPR became officially affiliated with the PRSSA national board, affording it a great amount of recognition.
Of course, Lischwe’s PR work didn’t end at Boston University. She produced a diverse portfolio through various internships and other work with FleishmanHillard, Restoration Resources, Regan Communications Group, the U.S. Coast Guard, State Farm Bank, and a state Congressional campaign.