RECAP: Conference days 2 & 3

We’re still having a great time networking and attending workshops at PRSSA National Conference!

Yesterday, our chapter members split up to attend different professional development sessions that related to the area of public relations that they hope to enter upon graduation. These sessions ranged from White House communications to sports and entertainment public relations. We’ll go into a more in-depth look at each of the sessions we attended next week, so that you can get a glimpse of everything we’ve learned at National Conference.

Today, we headed over to the Washington Hilton to attend the PRSA general session with keynote speakers Bettina Luescher and Jim VandeHei. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these names, Luescher is the Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme, while VandeHei is the Executive Editor and Co-Founder of POLITICO. Luescher inspired us with her talk on how we can all make a difference in the world, while VandeHei explained how journalism is changing in today’s digital marketplace.

After the session, many of our members were torn between the desire to save the world, and the desire to enter the field of public relations that most interests them, whether that’s politics or sports or entertainment.

We returned to the PRSSA conference to attend more professional development sessions. After our schedule was over for the day, some of our members got the chance to take in the gorgeous sights of the monuments lit up at night. We’ll be posting pictures on our Flickr account in the coming days.

Some of our members will be leaving tomorrow, but make sure you stick with us for all of the latest news from conference! We also have a TON of blogs and pictures to post once we return to Chapel Hill. Can’t wait to hear what y’all think of everything we’ve learned so far!

Amy Dobrzynski, Vice President

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