The Public Relations Student Society of America hosted a post-grad panel during its general meeting on Oct. 6. The panel included recent grads: Rebecca Barth, Stevon Duey, Rebecca Shirling and Colin Andrews.
The purpose of the panel was to be an informal discussion with PRSSA members about life after college, when and how to apply for jobs or internships, and how to take advantage of your time at BGSU.
Andrews, a public relations and development specialist at the Wood County Committee on Aging, talked about the importance of networking. “Sometimes it’s all about who you know,” he said.
Shirling, who works at the Ohio Department of Transportation, touched on the importance of taking classes that may not be about public relations. “I took a class at BGSU about creating and editing videos, and that is one of the key reasons why I was hired at ODOT,” she said.
Barth and Duey, the most recent BGSU graduates, discussed the differences between college life and post-grad life.
“You have a lot more time off, which is great,” Duey said. “But you will find yourself missing a lot of aspects about college after you graduate.” Duey is a content marketing specialist at Betco Corp.
The graduates all agreed that the public relations program at BGSU is top-notch, and said the connections they made through the department and PRSSA are extremely beneficial in your post-grad career.
PRSSA, the professional public relations organization at BGSU, offers many more networking and professional panels. For more information about membership contact Anna Crabill, firstname.lastname@example.org.