The PRSSA 2012 National Conference was held in San Francisco from Oct. 12-16. Over the upcoming weeks, Progressions will provide summaries of select sessions and insights from the presenters. Want to write your own recap of a session? Contact Vice President of Advocacy Zane Riley.
A highlight for students attending the PRSSA 2012 National Conference was Sunday’s “Navigating Your Life as a New Pro” panel discussion. PRSSA members gathered to listen to Brandi Boatner (Digital Experience Manager, IBM Global Technology Services), Christa Keizer (Account Executive, Edelman) and Sarah Siewert (Senior Account Executive, Public Communications Inc.) share their journey to starting in the profession and adjusting to life as a professional in a casual, but informative question and answer session.
The advice from the three women included:
Are you a new professional with advice for PRSSA members? How can they prepare for the daunting job hunt?
Reganie Smith-Love is a senior at California State University, Fresno. She currently serves as the executive director of Fresno State’s student-run firm, TALK Strategic Promotion Solutions, and the director of public relations for the Paul D. Adams Chapter of PRSSA. You can follow her on Twitter @rsmithlove.