By: Josie Bobeck
The new year is among us and so are the resolutions. Most people want to lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier. Those are all valid goals, and if these are your goals, I hope you kick butt! I’m usually not one for resolutions, but I have a few regarding public relations, and that is becoming a better student and spreading the word about EMU PRSSA.
- Become a better writer. I learned a lot in PURL 314: Writing for Public Relations, but one semester of AP style wasn’t enough for me. I hope to learn more and have the opportunity to write so that when I intern over the summer and get a “big girl” job in 2018, I will be ready.
- Enlarge our Chapter. As vice president of member relations, it’s my job to schedule classroom visits and get new people to join PRSSA. I hope to help get the word out about who we are because we are such a small program, yet mighty. We have an awesome set of instructors and student leaders within our program, and I want people to know we exist!
- Kick butt at Bateman! We have so many great ideas and I can’t wait to pursue them. Be on the lookout in February and March to see what we have up our sleeves!
- Attend conferences. I fell in love with National Conference when I went in October and I can’t wait to go to Grand Rapids, and hopefully Chicago for regional conferences. National Conference 2017 is special to me because it’s in my favorite place in the whole world, Boston, and I can’t wait to go spend time in my city. The possibility of seeing my family has me pumped, too!
PR is an interesting job and I’m beyond excited to pursue a career in it, so hopefully I will reach my future goals. Now tell me, what are your resolutions? Feel free to tweet me at @Josephine3laine.
Josie Bobeck is a junior majoring in public relations with a minor in psychology. This is her first semester serving as vice president of member relations. She hopes to one day work in nonprofit PR. Josie enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her cat, and her family. Josie can be reached on Twitter @josephine3laine or via email.