Allow me to get personal: I have been on the PRSA New Professionals Section Executive Committee since 2010, and it has been one of the best experiences of my early PR career. I have so enjoyed being the blog co-chair the past three years, but I was even more excited to have been named chair-elect for the Section. I can’t wait to see where our Section will go next year – we are the biggest PRSA Section and not slowing down anytime soon!
In the few years I’ve been on the Executive Committee, I’ve seen New Pros launch its first Twitter chat, which grew from one, to quarterly and now monthly chats, sharing insights between new professionals nationwide and notable experts in the industry. I saw the team host its first annual New Professionals Week, now in its third year (from November 11 to 15), to connect new professionals on a local level with other members and Chapters. I’ve seen our blog grow to weekly posts from New Pros members and seasoned PR veterans from companies such as SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Ogilvy and the U.S. Air Force. Certainly not least, our social media community has never been larger or more active on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
As Section Chair next year, I’m positive that we will be doing great things, and now we’re looking for the people to help see them through. Apply now through November 8 to be a part of the 2014 PRSA New Professionals Section Executive Committee. On the registration form, choose New Professionals Section, and you’re on your way! We have open positions in a number of areas, from programming to writing (I’ll be looking to pass the blog torch this year!).
Don’t wait to fill out the volunteer interest form*. I look forward to working with you all next year!
PRSA New Professionals Section blog co-chair and chair elect.
*Must be a PRSA New Professionals Section member to serve on the Executive Committee