Welcome to PRSSA!
For those of you returning, welcome back!
So you’ve joined PRSSA, now you’re probably wondering what happens from here. Well that’s what we’re here to help you with!
When I joined PRSSA as a transfer student, I was lost, confused and slightly panicking. It’s hard to be a transfer student and suddenly feel like you’re behind everyone else.
I went to the Kick-Off event and made a single friend who later that night introduced me to some of the Executive Board members. I learned more about the types of committees and the benefits of joining one. This excited me and encouraged me to get involved!
So I joined the Outreach committee! This committee had challenged me in so many ways. I had to meet new people and learn how to maintain conversations with people I didn’t even know. Daily email checks, classroom pitching, and tabling events became second nature to me. It was hard work, but I loved every second of it.
If you’re a bit unsure about joining a committee, think of it this way. Being on a committee can eventually lead to you taking that position over one day. Your future employer is going to see this on your resume and might even choose you over that other person who didn’t get involved at all.
Another recommendation: go to every event/panel you can! Not only do you get to hear from the professionals, you get to connect with them and other members. Trust me on this – connect and build relationships with these members. You never know when you’ll need some advice or even a helping hand when it comes to job options.
So get involved as soon as possible; don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! And the most important advice I can give you: have fun!