Hi, could we get your name, age, and major?
My name is Crystal Arellano, I am 21, and my major is Communications with an emphasis in PR.
What is your favorite place to hang out on campus?
My favorite place to hang out is at the Chicano Resource Center, because I have a little family there in which I feel like I am a part of something. I feel comfortable doing homework there, or just relaxing and hanging out with friends.
How long have you been a part of PRSSA and what made you decide to join?
I have been in PRSSA for one semester. I wanted to join because it is definitely somewhere where you can network with any other PR majors and start to learn more about the field that you want to go into. So far I have really enjoyed the panels, because they are very informative and you get a more in-depth view of what it’s like to be in the business. Not only that, it’s been really helpful to receive tips on what you should be doing now to get to where you want to be.
Which of the panels have been your favorite so far and why?
The first panel, The ABCs of Lifestyle PR, has been my favorite so far. I think I enjoyed that one because we got to see four different speakers who were from completely different industries in PR, so I think it helped us decide what we were more interested in doing.
What is one thing you look forward to in your career?
I really enjoy writing, so I most look forward to exploring what my potential is within PR writing.
What has PRSSA taught you that you can use in the PR industry?
It had taught me that nothing that you are doing now is going to go to waste, because any work opportunity is going to be of value and help you in the future with whatever you decide to pursue.
What branch of PR do you see yourself working in, and why?
I am very interested in event planning, because it is one of the things I have had experience leading. I like being kept on my toes and working at a fast pace, along with being able to see the outcome of the work you put in.
What did you like about this last panel?
I liked that we got to see a different type of PR that we can pursue a career in. I feel like the guest speakers allowed us to see the worth in going into nonprofit work, and it was very inspiring to see the passion they have for their work. It opens up an interest for me within nonprofit PR.
What would you say are the top three words to best describe you?
Silly, organized, and loud!
Do you have a motto or personal mantra that you like to live by?
Live today to the fullest, because tomorrow is not promised.