The 5 Stages of Reuniting With Your PR Pals After a Summer Apart

Between internships, blogging and planning for the upcoming year, public relations majors rarely get a break. However, we do get an unwanted break from our PRSSA pals during the three long summer months. When August rolls around, we all inevitably hit that summer lull and start itching for classes to start. And the one thing more exciting than taking that digital analytics or media relations course? The peers you take these classes with. Here are the five stages of reuniting with your long lost PRSSA pals after summer break.

Stage 1: The overwhelming excitement of seeing your #PRSSbAes

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It’s the first time you’ve seen your fellow PRSSA members in three months. Everyone immediately begins talking at once. There’s lots of hugging and rapid hand gestures and, inevitability, staring from those around you. How can we all talk at the same time and still understand one another? Public relations powers, my friends.

Stage 2: Spread the news on every form of social media

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Well, we are training to be social media experts, aren’t we? We love checking social media ourselves, so naturally we rush to our social platforms to spread the news of our reunion. Snap a picture for Snapchat, tweet about the excitement of seeing your #PRSSbAes and share a group picture on Instagram for all your followers.

Stage 3: Swap stories about internships

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When you’re a public relations major, all of your friends were probably working on completely different things during their internships. Some were social media experts while others were ruling NYC as fashion public relations mavens. Give in to the urge and gush about your experiences with people who understand.

Stage 4: Coffee, coffee and more coffee

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After all the hugging, posting on social media and internship stories, you’re bound to be a little tired. No problem, though, because coffee seems to run through our veins. Make your way to your favorite coffee shop. What feels warmer — that latte or your heart from the reunion?

Stage 5: Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

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Once all the excitement has settled down and the coffee has kicked in, you sit back, open up your laptops and do what public relations majors do best: work. Whether it’s planning your Chapter’s upcoming PRSSA meeting, writing a press release announcing new Chapter leadership or brainstorming recruitment tactics, you will have plenty to work on. Yet it never feels quite like work when you’re working alongside your #PRSSbAes.

Erin Zaranec is a senior at Kent State University and is serving as the PRSSA Chapter President. Follow her on Twitter @E_Zaran or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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