As a senior you’ve been in college for four years, or maybe even 10, and after countless papers, tests, study groups and all-nighters you’re finally ready to graduate. So what do you do now? Besides party, that is.
This week’s PRSSA Alumni Night and PRSA New Pros Day will offer students opportunities to explore options available after graduation. The Alumni Night which will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the WELL is a great chance to chat with past students who have found local jobs in PR. Students who will attend alumni night on Wednesday will have helpful information that will useful for the students who are planning on networking at the New Pros Day on Friday. More info can be found on this link for Alumni Night: http://bit.ly/1YSCD80
Both events planned this week are aimed at aiding students in their employment ventures and will provide workshops that will hone skills and further development. These are great opportunities that students of any grade level should take advantage of. The earlier you start preparing for your career, the better equipped you will be to excel in it.
The PRSSA Alumni Night will kick off with appetizers that students can enjoy while networking with fellow members and alumni. Following this there will be a panel of five alumni who will speak about their emergence into the professional PR world and provide helpful tips on how to get hired and excel in the business. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the WELL and will be free of charge.
Continuing to provide students career advice, PRSA’s New Pros Day is scheduled to have eight speakers touching on varying subjects in relation to PR. The convention will start off at 11 a.m. with a presentation by Anne Staines the President of Sagent Marketing and will include a catered lunch provided by Easy on I. There will then be workshops delivered by PRSA veterans from noon to four p.m. followed by a PRSA New Pros panel from four to five p.m. After the event attendees are invited to a mixer that will be located at Sagent Marketing. Friday’s affair will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the USC Center in downtown Sacramento. Tickets are $30 and can be found at http://bit.ly/1S1hV1K.
Both of these great activities have been scheduled during Sac State’s third annual Internship Awareness Week. Every day this week at 10 and 11:30 a.m., workshops will be held in the Forest Suite of the University Union that will cover everything from resume building to interviewing skills. The Internship Week will culminate Friday with the Fun in the Sun Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Quad. That means there are two fabulous chances on Friday to move forward in your career. You could potentially go to the fair and pass out resumes for 45 minutes, then head to the New Pros Day to find more tailored jobs.
How far you go relies on how much effort you put in. Be sure not to miss out on these wonderful opportunities! Also, be sure to check out other helpful blog posts on PRSSA for networking, resumes and business card tips as well.