My name is Rosemary Kloh and I am secretary and head of the Public Relation Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) newsletter and blog. This year we have a wonderful committee with over 35 members eager to write and practice their sweet writing skills.
The goal of PRSSA is to help member’s find their passion and turn that passion into a career. The writing committee will write about not only their journey as Public Relation students but tips and guide lines they have found useful in their journey. Keep a look out for some sweet news releases on past events and meetings!
My journey to this position is quite a story. I joined PRSSA in fall semester of 2014, the writing committee sparked my interest because writing was an area I felt I needed more practice. However, not many were interested in doing extra writing and the committee never really took off. At the end of the semester when elections for next year executive board members came about, I was asked if I was interested in the position as secretary and head of newsletter and blog.
Hesitant to take the position due to my lack of experience, I took it as an opportunity to use my leadership skills and goal oriented personality to create a committee I knew I wanted to be a part of. With the skills I had in my back pocket, I began to brainstorm how I could create a blog and newsletter where members of the committee could feel they were gaining experience and practice. I too was learning during this process.
Once we got to the nitty gritty of writing, challenges popped up like wild flowers in spring. The whole, “I don’t know how to write” aspect kept jumping in my head. This was a task and an obligation I had promised not only to PRSSA but to myself because I was determined to be a better writer.
Enough was enough, I was wasn’t going to be buried in made up fear of writing. This was definitely a challenge I have grown from. No, I didn’t just grow I sprouted flowers soaking up my resources like the bright sun on a clear day in spring. We know have two copy-editors and plenty of support from professor who have experience in blog writing.
After meeting with my committee I learned and adjusted my program to be more convenient and appear less demanding. We now work together strictly online. Club members have the opportunity to write whatever they like about PR in their lives.
PRSSA gave me an opportunity to face a challenge that is so incredibly useful. I have learned so much about myself and my committee already this early in the semester. I am excited to write more and lead the committee to success and confidence like I have.
If you are interested in being a part of the writing committee for PRSSA please contact me at: Rosemarykloh@gmail.com