by Lauren Heberling '19 I became a part of PRSSA my freshman year at Otterbein. I joined the organization without any knowledge of PR and was honestly scared to be in a room of people who used words like “media strategy” and “social media campaign”. I could only think, “what did I get myself into?”
Unknowingly, I joined an organization that gave me an opportunity to challenge myself, and it is undoubtedly the best thing I could have done for myself. By the end of my second semester at Otterbein and my first semester in PRSSA, I became more familiar with fellow members and confident in myself.
The time came in the year to elect the 2016-2017 executive board. To my surprise, I applied and landed the position of membership chair. Through this position, I have developed excellent communication skills with my peers, practiced collaborating with other executive positions to promote membership drives and have become even more confident in my abilities as a PR student. It is almost the end of my second year in PRSSA and I have learned so much. I am incredibly thankful for this experience and am excited to see what this next school year holds and what else I learn.