Welcome back to Voices of PRSSA, this week we talked to Danielle Iuliani, a freshman in PR from Rockaway, New Jersey. From being apart of an acapella group on campus, and navigating the BU Hub, let’s see what she has to say!
Why’d you join BU PRSSA?
At the beginning of the semester I actually didn’t know if I wanted to major in PR or journalism, and PRSSA is what drove me to change it specifically to PR. I actually get really excited to come to these meetings and I love hearing what everyone has to say. I just find it cool, since at first I joined it because I didn’t really know what I was going to do, and I just thought “Oh they have open meetings” and it ended up being one of my favorite things that I do.
Why did you choose PR as your major?
I’ve always had an interest in imagine. I like that you can perceive something one way and someone else can perceive it a totally different way, and how you can alter how people see things. So that’s why I’ve kind of driven more towards PR than journalism, because I get to see the different images that can be created.
Do you have a favorite COM Class or Professor you’d recommend taking?
Dr. Krishna is my favorite professor ever. While she was teaching COM 101 my friends and I kept saying that she should be in divergent movies or on a cop show or something, because she just has such a powerful presence. She teaches Corporate Communication and I wanna take that now just because of her.
What classes are you excited to take in the future?
When we had our bonding meeting, I was talking with someone and they mentioned Persuasion Theory. They said that it’s kind of like how to change an image for certain audiences, which really interests me because I also want to minor in Psychology.
Do you have any job experiences as a graduate student or are you looking for any in particular?
From these meetings I’ve really gotten interested in doing in-house PR for a big tech company, but I only just decided on my major so I’m still figuring things out. But last week’s speaker (Maya Vaidya) mentioned that working in-house you get more respect and it’s less stressful, so you can really focus on your work.
What do you like about PR the most?
All of the people that come in really give me different perspective. I never even thought about video editing until Ian Cohen came in. Now, whenever I see a video I really pay attention to it. It’s cool that you can get so many different perspectives from different people.
What did you think of today’s speaker? (Sara Sedgwick Brown)
I thought it was really cool. I feel that I am a very Type A person, and she said that at google specifically you can take your Type A and just roam free. And especially since I wanna do something with tech, I was really interested and took notes on everything she said. I also like that it wasn’t a big presentation, and she just sat down to talk to us like we were equals. It felt that she wanted to really talk with us rather than at us.
What are you looking forward to this semester, PR related or otherwise?
I don’t really know a lot of events going on, but I signed up for Pro Bono and I’m really excited to do it, just to get a feel for everything, and to get more grounded in what I’m doing. I like that it’s so many different people, like people from other majors can come help out. I mean I have a few weeks of PR experience in COM 101, but I’m going to go and help out.
What’d you do for Halloween, and was it fun?
I watched Hocus Pocus, and went and saw a bit of the Red Sox Parade. Since everyone was gone I got a chance to do laundry too.
Thank you so much to Danielle for being our Voice of PRSSA for the week, it was great talking to you! Hope that everyone’s Halloween went well, and we’ll see you again next week with another club member.
Edited by Jordan Beaumont