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The Austin Bombings (National Conference 2018 Session Recap)

Session: A City on the Brink: The Austin Bombings Presenters: David Green, City of Austin Anna Sabana, Austin Police Dept. Angel Flores, Austin Homeland Security & Emergency Management Dept. Lisa Cortinas, City of Austin Recap: David Green, Anna Sabana, Angel Flores and Lisa Cortinas came together to share how they managed the Austin serial bomber in […]

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The Future of PR for Events (National Conference 2018 Session Recap)

Session: The Future of PR for Events in a Consolidated Media World Presenter: Brett Cannon, Senior Publicist at SXSW Recap: Brett Cannon, Senior Publicist at SXSW, presented to a group of PRSSA students at the National Conference in Austin, Texas about how he manages the company’s PR efforts across 24 aspects of their Conference planning. South by […]

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InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses (National Conference 2018 Session Recap)

National Conference Session Recap Session: InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses Presenter: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, JKD & Company Inc. Recap: Applying and interviewing for a job can be a little stressful at times. In the session of “InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses,” Jane Dvorak reassures that there can be less stress by learning to […]

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Financial Communications (National Conference 2018 Session Recap)

Session: The Fast-Paced World of Financial Communications Speakers: Kris Cole, Associate Vice President of Prosek Partners Recap: As someone who is not a finance person and can barely do her taxes, I went to the financial communications session. Conference is the time to learn new things so I figured, why not? Cole started off the […]

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Becoming the Change (National Conference 2018 Recap)

Session: Becoming the Change: Rising from Tragedy to March for Our Lives Presenter: Brendan Duff and Delaney Tarr  Recap: Brendan Duff and Delaney Tarr took us through the story on how the March for Our Lives Movement started. They weren’t there to explain what happened to them or how they felt about the horrific day of the […]

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Come Fly With Me (National Conference 2018 Recap)

Session: Come Fly With Me: Airline PR Presenter: Michelle Agnew, Assistant Manager & Copywriter, Southwest Airlines; Katie Gatti, Marketing Manager, Southwest Airlines Recap: Michelle Agnew and Katie Gatti presented about the similarities and differences between the communications and marketing departments at Southwest Airlines. Neither professional had previous agency experience but spoke about the reasons behind their […]

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Go to National Conference. That’s an Order.

The PRSSA National Conference is the closest thing the public relations industry has to a super bowl. Featuring an all-star cast of guest speakers from the likes of Southwest Airlines, IBM and SXSW and wrapped up in one of the country’s coolest cities, this year’s Conference certainly won’t disappoint. So, as your PRSSA 2018-2020 National […]

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Keep Austin Weird – PRSSA National Conference 2018

 For years, Austin, Texas has often been compared to Silicon Valley in California and has been dubbed Silicon Hills. However, there’s more to Austin than meets the eye. From the outside looking in you see a fast-growing, populated area that has been the result of gentrification over the years. What you don’t see is a […]

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Fundraising Ideas for National Conference 2018

Fundraising is never easy. Especially when you go to a school with approximately 200 campus clubs who are constantly hosting similar fundraisers. When it comes to raising money for something as large as National Conference, fundraisers need to be successful. Here are a few of the do’s and don’ts that I’ve learned about fundraising on […]

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