What is your name, age, and major?
My name is Shakirah Mohamed, I am 24 years old, and my major is Communications – Public
How many years have you been at CSUF?
I am actually a transfer student at CSUF and transferred here last Spring, so I have been here for
a year and a half.
How long have you been part of PRSSA?
I joined during my first semester so as soon as I transferred to CSUF. I knew I had to start my
journey right away so I knew a good path to first take would be PRSSA.
How did you hear about the organization?
I heard about PRSSA while I was at community college and heard through the grapevine of the
adult chapter (PRSA) that there would be a student chapter at CSUF. Once I got to CSUF, I saw a lot advertisements promoting the group and heard in PR classes about the organization.
What has been your favorite part about the student chapter?
I would say the panels are my favorite because I get to learn about the different roots that people
take in PR. I think it is really important to learn about the different perspectives because it shows
that PR is not just one way; there are so many different job opportunities and positions that it
What has been your favorite panel hosted by PRSSA?
I don’t know which one is my favorite, but I did like today’s panel because I have met the Del
Taco panelist before and have seen one of his presentations. I was really intrigued by the way he
talked about PR and how it elevated their brand. I have definitely noticed how well Del Taco has
been doing in the past couple of years and it is interesting to see how they were able to change
the reputation of the their brand through their PR efforts.
What is the best advice you’ve heard from one of the panels?
They mentioned it at this panel and the President Panel: You should not be afraid to ask people
for some help, especially higher ups. Ask them about the job they are doing or if you can assist
them with any issues that they have. It is good because you are getting the help that you need and
these people will recognize you for taking a step that a lot of people are not comfortable with. It
puts you on their radar and shows that you are a good worker which can go a long way. It is
something that I keep in my back pocket so that I can encourage myself to do more.
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
My favorite is probably Twitter because I can’t stop laughing whenever I am on it; sometimes it
is so funny that I want to throw my phone. It also is a good source of information since you can
get news updates and see different companies tweeting to their audiences. I am really impressed
when a company tweets me back because it makes me feel recognized as a customer.