Editor’s note: In recognition of PRSA Volunteers, we invited members of various Committees and Sections to offer their views on the importance of volunteering and reflect on what prompted them to become a PRSA volunteer. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit your application by visiting this link.
My first meeting with Bill Murray was during his final interview at a PRSA Board of Directors meeting in Salt Lakes City. He came to the process with passion, energy, experience and a new perspective for PRSA. A short time later, I would have the opportunity to serve as PRSA chair and work side-by-side with Bill, speaking daily via conference calls, traveling to various meetings, working hand-in-hand for the betterment of the profession and all of those PRSA serves.
Editor’s note: In recognition of PRSA’s Volunteers, we invited members of various Boards, Committees and Sections to offer their views on the importance of volunteering and reflect on what prompted them to give back to the profession through service. If you are interested in applying for a PRSA leadership position, please submit your application by visiting this link.
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During awards season, celebrity media coverage explodes, and with the growing popularity of social media, award shows and movie stars receive non-stop attention. Thanks to technology, celebrities and fans were able to interact through social media during the live broadcast of the Academy Awards. The 2014 Oscars took over social media as participants discussed the winners and losers, the fashion and the antics of Hollywood’s biggest night. While social media posts poured in all show long, it gained unprecedented momentum when host Ellen DeGeneres assembled an all-star selfie and cemented the notion that social media is an incredibly powerful force.
As I ease gently-ish into the spring semester with my “day-job” of introducing undergraduate Communication majors at Curry College to our profession of public relations and part-time gig teaching graduate communication courses at Regis College, I find myself once again thinking about “the future.”
With the undergrads, we’re laying the groundwork for “life after Curry” when they will face the dual challenges of adapting to “grown-up” life and getting a foothold on their chosen career ladder for the climb to success.
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