By: Carly Curtis
Students had the floor to ask any questions they had regarding the hiring process, networking, interviewing and more. Laura Ashby, Scott Christofferson, Patrick Hernandez and Jessi Slezak provided answers based on their own experiences. Advice ranged from providing valuable skills in the workplace, doing the jobs that no one wants to do, to bringing freshly baked goods each Friday helped fellow PRSSA members glimpse inside intern life.
One of the recurring themes of the evening was networking. Scott Christofferson suggested making lunch for a coworker and asking for a few minutes of lunch time to talk with, and get to know the coworker better and increase your network. Of course, he also pointed out to not be too nosy or pry into their personal life.
Another key message from the evening focused on the value of the Bradley Lab and other department resources. Laura Ashby mentioned that it’s hard to get an internship when you have little to no experience, so the Bradley Lab is a great place to start. Patrick Hernandez shared an experience about using Twitter to target people in PRSA for more guidance in looking to intern at Apple.
The advice given at the event provided further insight into internships that all PR students need to fulfill.