Fall 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2017 was a very busy and successful semester. We had workshops, guest speakers, fundraisers and a visit to PRSSA National Conference, which was held in Boston. The Communications/Digital Strategy committee worked hard to put together our Fall 2017 Newsletter, which includes updates from the events, interviews with members of our executive board, committee updates,…

PRSSA National Conference 2017

Every year PRSSA hosts a national conference in conjunction with PRSA’s national conference. This year, six of our executive board members were fortunate enough to attend the conference in Boston. For five days, our six board members learned the best ways to lead and develop our chapter, and heard from current PR professionals about different…

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Shirley

By: Cailyn McCutcheon, Strategic Planning Chair The first speaker of the fall semester featured business owner Stephanie Shirley, a Penn State alumnae and public relations consultant. In her presentation, Shirley emphasized her main point that not all careers in public relations are cookie-cutter; she is forging her own path with her own startup public relations…

How to Create Your Online Identity

By: Mackenzie Stagnito, Director of Chapter Development Is is often challenging to separate your everyday life from the speed and consistency that is the  internet. However, when it comes to internship and job searching, it is important to remember to present your most professional self in all aspects of your life, including your online accounts. LinkedIn…

Looking Ahead…

By: Ann Klinck, President  First off, I want to say a belated congratulations to the class of 2017 and thank you for all the hard work you have done for our chapter this past year and throughout​ your careers. Penn State PRSSA accomplished a lot in the 2016-2017 school year. We hosted a regional conference,…

Passport to PR Takeaways

By: Cailyn McCutcheon, Strategic Planning Committee Member This past weekend Penn State’s chapter of PRSSA hosted the regional conference, Passport to PR. The conference included a pitch competition, a keynote speaker, and six breakout sessions with speakers. As a first time attendant to a PRSSA Regional Conference, this weekend was such a positive learning experience…