Why did you choose to go to college? Maybe because your parents made you. Maybe to broaden your horizons. Maybe because you wanted to gain some “life 101” skills while avoiding the real world. While these are all valid reasons, I hope you chose to go to college mostly because you wanted to prepare yourself in knowledge and character for a solid career.
PRSSA wants to play a major part in bridging the gap from college to career. For this reason, we’re launching our first ever Career Development Month this January 2016. As we work to best serve PRSSA members in the third of our core tenants, “launch your career,” we will be giving opportunities for you to learn more about the career development member benefits we offer. This month will include:
- Recruiter advice and profiles shared on Facebook
- Fresh Pinterest content on how to impress employers with a resume or interview
- Progressions posts highlighting career tips, “how-to”s and PRSSA resources you may not know about
- The opportunity to have your questions answered in real time, when you tweet using the hashtag #askPRSSACDM between Jan. 18-22
- A “Launch Your Career” Twitter chat on Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET
Believe us, we know PRSSA members are busy and these career-focused resources can slip completely under the radar. But instead of leaving you to plumb the depths of the PRSSA website and discover the career resources alone, we’re bringing it to you. (Consider it a Happy New Year gift from us.) And do yourself a favor by taking advantage of them. It’s the least you can do when setting resolutions for the new year.
From searching internships on the Internship Center, to reading Progressions City Series posts about public relations in specific U.S. locations, to referencing the Career Resources Manual when trying to figure out how to approach the mystical beast known as a cover letter, you’ll be glad you did.
Laura Daronatsy is serving as the 2015–2016 National President, and is an alumnae of Biola University in La Mirada, California. Veronica Mingrone is the 2015–2016 Vice President of Career Services, and a senior at the University of Florida.