My interest in public relations grew last semester when I took CM301 (Intro to PR) with Amy Shanler (10/10, would recommend). I’ve always been interested in the entertainment, fashion, and art industry, and her class really allowed me to see PR’s roles in those industries. In class, we’d talk about PRSA, and every once in awhile, she’d mention BU’s chapter.

As a junior coming into COM from CGS, I wanted to find a way to become involved in COM and learn more about the PR field. After hearing some things here and there about BU PRSSA around campus, I finally got to visit their booth at Splash and learn a little bit about what it is that BU PRSSA does. Coming into the first meeting, I really didn’t know what to expect, but when I heard about the speakers, networking opportunities, and overall education of the PR field provided through BU PRSSA, I knew I wanted to be a part of the organization.

I figured that now was the time to really get involved on campus, especially in something I’m interested in. I feel like BU PRSSA provides me with great resources for beginning my career in PR. I look forward to hearing speakers from the PR field, connecting with other PR students, and being involved in something I enjoy.

Eidalis Vaquedano, COM ‘18
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