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!