Get To Know Laura Daronatsy: National PRSSA President
Involvement on campus: Biola Startup Competition and PRSSA, of course
Past/current PR internships:
1. Graphic Design, Sonoma Christian Home Magazine
2. Sales & Marketing, Our Sunday Visitor
3. Communications, Our Sunday Visitor
4. Marketing, Biola University
5. Lead Media, Weber Shandwick
6. Public Relations, Idea Hall
Favorite PR sector:
Tough question! Travel/Hospitality or Publications
How has PRSSA enhanced your knowledge of PR/ future career options?
PRSSA hasn’t just opened doors for me; it’s opened floodgates. I’ve
learned a ton in my classes, but PRSSA is what truly made me
understand the industry. The main reason I know people who work in PR
is because I met them through PRSSA/PRSA.
Briefly, what are you looking forward to working on as the current
president of National Committee?
I’m excited to increase our Society’s outreach to high schoolers.
I find lots of members had no idea what PR was when they were
in high school (myself included), and I think educating teens on PR
as a career option is wise for our industry and our Society.
Your go-to interview outfit:
My black dress and pink blazer
#1 pro-tip for interviews:
Come with insightful questions. It’ll help you stand out from
the competition by showing your thoughtfulness and true interest.
The PR/communications field can be stressful. What’s your favorite way
to relieve stress?
Painting, crafting and/or getting a massage
Favorite ice cream flavor?
The Tonight Dough