#MyPRSSA Story: Vanessa Livingstone
I planned to join PRSSA during my final semester at Rowan College at Burlington County even before becoming a Rowan University student. Transferring in as a junior, I knew I had less time to take advantage of opportunities within my major. PRSSA quickly provided me with a well-rounded perspective of the public relations field that helped contribute to my early success in the classroom. The guest speakers, agency tours, and hands-on experience create a competitive edge I am excited to use when searching for internships and employment after graduation. In addition to professional development, joining PRSSA made transferring as an upperclassman easier thanks to its welcoming members. I am grateful that in less than a semester with PRSSA I had the opportunity to become a PRaction Account Manager and Member of the Month. I can’t wait to learn and accomplish more with PRSSA over my next three semesters.
#MyPRSSA Story: Jenna Fischer
When I was looking at schools to transfer to after county college, I knew I wanted to be able to have the opportunity and gain experience within PR. After doing much research on Social Media, I saw that Rowan had so many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. Some organizations I discovered were PRSSA and PRaction. Once I discovered them, I immediately became drawn to Rowan, and I knew being a prof was going to be the perfect fit for me. Going into the first few meetings I was really nervous since I am usually very quiet and hold back. However, everyone made me feel super welcomed and it broke me out of my comfort zone, and to help me thrive! They reassured me that I am doing a good job and am in the right major. With only being in both clubs for one month, I have already become an account manager in PRaction and member of the month in September for PRSSA. Both of these clubs have truly showed me how much I enjoy being in this field and that becoming a prof was the right choice for me. I cannot wait to see how I grow and experience more in the field in the future.