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Honors Students Attend PRSSA National Conference

The annual Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference was held in Washington D.C. October 10-14. PRSSA members from all over the U.S. came for the conference for networking and professional development. The WKU PRSSA chapter sent 4 students including 2 Honors Scholars, Katie Jaggers and Alyssa Born, to the conference.

Conference attendees were able to hear from professionals in the public relations field as well as network with those professionals and other public relations students. At the same time the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), was holding their annual International Conference. Students at the PRSSA conference were able to join professionals for the PRSA general session. This session featured keynote speaker Amy Robach from Good Morning America.

Katie Jaggers said, “The best part of PRSSA National Conference was being able to get advice from successful professionals in the field. Their advice was both practical and inspiring.”

Throughout the weekend, conference sessions were focused on specific industries within public relations. There were sessions with speakers from industries such as non-profit, hospitality, politics, entertainment, sports, and more. There were also more generalized sessions such as crisis communication and a resume workshop.

Alyssa Born said, “This conference reminded me what it is that I love about public relations. It made me even more excited to start my career after graduation.”

PRSSA holds several events throughout the year such as Leadership Rally, National Assembly, and various Regional Conferences. This year, Belmont University in Nashville, TN was chosen to host a Regional Conference. For more information about PRSSA go to prssa.org.

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From left to right: Kassie Mitchell, Hayley Hoback, Katie Jaggers, and Alyssa Born during a tour of the Capitol Building.

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