What is your name, age, and major?
My name is Emily Reisberg, I am 22 years old, and my major is Communications with an emphasis in public relations.
How many years have you been at CSUF?
This is only my second semester so less than one year.
How did you hear about PRSSA?
I heard about PRSSA through Instagram. I knew coming onto campus as a transfer I wanted to be involved. I knew I wanted to focus on public relations and this is what popped up on Instagram.
What sparked your interest in the PR field?
I found public relations because I was interested in everything, from nutrition to law school to clinical dietetics. The running theme through all of that was that public relations could get me into any field without some of the heavy science involved.
What is your favorite class this semester and why?
My favorite class this semester is my International Public Relations class. We only meet once a week so it’s pretty long, but our professor does a great job of integrating current events and real-world experience into the textbook. I think it just goes to show how old theories are or what the studies show, this does apply to everything that’s going on in current times.
How has PRSSA enhanced your perception of the industry?
Wow, it has completely broadened my perception of the industry. Honestly, I didn’t know too much of what I was going to get out of it, but through the panels and different speakers, I’ve learned that I can absolutely go into anything I want to. There’s also a huge support network.
What are your goals for the year and how can PRSSA help achieve them?
This year my goal is to have a happy client in Titan Public Relations and hopefully to get a 4.0 GPA. PRSSA is going to help me with my time management and by staying involved with like-minded peers. My other goal is to be more involved than I was last year.
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Right now I’m on a Tik Tok kick; I can’t lie. It’s definitely addictive. Consistently, I’d have to say Instagram because you can deep dive into people’s personal lives. It’s really easy to find panel members (of PRSSA) so you can get some insight into their personal lives and hopefully help you when it does come to networking after the question part.
What is the best advice you’ve heard from one of the panels?
This I absolutely know. Last semester we had the Fashion and Beauty panel, which isn’t an industry I’m planning on going into, but the woman who came and represented Urban Decay said you can never underestimate your experience. She said herself that she was a waitress throughout college and lots of students are in similar positions. When she sees that someone is a waitress on their resume, she said not to leave it out. It shows that you can multitask, manage your time correctly, and work well in groups. Everything you do along your professional journey will result in some sort of positive experience.
Dream company you’d like to work for and why?
I think everyone’s dream is Edelman. They’re known to have a great environment within the company, but also they do absolutely everything. I think it would be a dream to be apart of. Personally, I would want to start my own NGO. So I would say that’s my ultimate dream: to have my name as the CEO.