The last time I attended PRSA International Conference in 2010, I was convinced that I needed (and wanted) to join Twitter after sitting in on so many compelling social media sessions. Joining Twitter when I did was one of the best decisions I made in my early career. On my way to San Francisco last month, I couldn’t wait to see what the 2012 conference would have in store for me.
As a senior, you’ve probably just wrapped up your spring break, and you’re in the homestretch before graduation. On top of your classes and homework, you’re also probably looking for a first job after college. Making this transition can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but when you’re moving to a new city or apartment or starting a new job, you are probably feeling a bit stressed.
This is where PRSA can help you out.
After a year of outstanding growth and participation in the New Professionals Section led by a group of passionate young PR professionals, we would like to welcome the members of the 2012 Executive Committee. Some are veterans of the Section, and some are new faces, but all are enthusiastic and optimistic for the coming year. Big thanks go out to the 2011 committee, and especially immediate past chair Sarah Siewert, for their leadership, commitment and fresh perspective, which positioned New Professionals as PRSA’s biggest Section in 2011. The 2012 Committee will strive to build upon the foundation they have laid out for another successful year.
Happy new year, New Professionals Section! Welcome to any new members, and congrats to any December graduates who have entered the PR workforce.
The start of a new year brings a whole new New Professionals Section Executive Committee with it, and we are excited to introduce your 2012 blog co-chairs. Returning for a second year as blog co-chair is Heather Sliwinski, joined by newcomer Zaneta Chuniq Inpower. Big thanks to Diahnn Henderson, 2011 blog co-chair, for her dedication to and refreshing ideas for the blog last year. She will no doubt be a great asset to the New Professionals Section newsletter this year as co-editor.
As the year comes to a close (how is it already November?), it’s time for the New Professionals Section Executive Committee to recruit new members to shape the Section in 2012. Some of us are moving on to other Section or Chapter opportunities, and some of us are taking a victory lap on the Committee. But, we all agree that serving on the Committee has been a valuable experience both personally and professionally. Some Committee members shared their thoughts on the benefits of volunteering with New Professionals: