Every year PRSSA collaborates as a team and creates a speed-networking mixer for all communication majors. This year, our mixer took place on Monday, March 30th at The Old Bag of Nails in Westerville, Ohio.
PRSSA’s speed-networking mixer allows all public relation professionals to socialize with Otterbein’s public relations and communication majors. We gave Otterbein students the opportunity to rotate and speak to whomever they wished in 3-minute increments.
After our event, our social media managers, Michelle Moore and Mikayla Pieper, retweeted the professionals that tweeted at our PRSSA Twitter account.
“I had a great time teaching @OtterbeinPRSSA students about @MediaSourceTV & #BrandJournalism!” said Colleen O’Morrow via Twitter @Colleen_OMorrow
Another professional, Nicolle Racey, said “A great networking event with @OtterbeinPRSSA. I'm excited about the future of our profession. #futureleaders” via Twitter @nicolleracey.
This event is always effective and helps professionals and students meet one another through mutual interests. While speaking to the professionals, students are welcome to exchange business cards, emails, and LinkedIn accounts.
Abby Dawson, Vice President of PRSSA, said, “The PRSSA mixer was a great way to meet professionals. We all had a great time networking and meeting new people. It was a really great opportunity.”
Another PRSSA member, Alora Slak, said, “The PRSSA mixer was a great, stress-free way to interact and network with professionals. The mixer allowed for a relaxed and non-intimidating atmosphere. It was a lot of fun and opened up a world of opportunities.”
Pictures and blog entry by: Alli Bates