What PRSSA Has Taught Me

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It’s been two years since I became a member of PRSSA.

When I first joined, I never expected to get so much out of being a part of this organization. I am so grateful to be a member of this group as the friendships and experiences I’ve gained will last me a lifetime.

Here’s a summary of what PRSSA has taught me over the years and hopefully, these lessons will inspire our current members.

Spread your wings and fly

  • When I joined PRSSA I was incredibly critical and self conscious about my work. I didn’t feel like my contributions would add up to much since I was so new to the field. But with the encouragement of the PR advisors and my PRSSA friends, I started volunteering more within the group and I even ran for the newsletter editor position! It didn’t take long for the quality of my work to strengthen and for me to gain confidence about my abilities in PR. I am so grateful for the support I received from the chapter; I couldn’t have done it without them!

Networking is priceless

  • Because of PRSSA, I’ve been able to meet so many amazing and talented PR professionals! I feel extremely honored to know them-they have taught me so much and have greatly inspired me. These networking opportunities definitely would not have come up if I wasn’t a PRSSA member. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is this: don’t be afraid to reach out to PR professionals-most are happy to help you with your questions and you could end up making a great friend!

Team work makes the dream work

  • This year’s e-board and members made an amazing team! We worked so hard with one another and because of that, we were able to accomplish so much! I’ve seen such a transformation within our chapter and I can tell that it’s going to continue to grow and prosper. I really believe that we can become one of the top chapters in the country!

Opportunities are what you make of them

  • No one will notice you if you attend an event and not get involved. Be involved! Make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you are given as a PRSSA member! You never know what could happen!
Laura Taylor
Editor-in-Chief
EMU PRSSA
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One response to “What PRSSA Has Taught Me

  1. Reblogged this on すごい犬 and commented:
    Here’s a blog post that I wrote for Eastern’s PRSSA chapter. 🙂

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