PRStudChat Summertime Learning Opportunity for PR Students 1

PRStudChatWhile summertime may mean a break from the classroom, ambitious students and professionals understand the importance of learning every day. Public relations students, professionals and educators will gather together on Wednesday, July 16th at 8:30 p.m. ET for a Twitter based discussion on how to leverage social media for a career in public relations.

Topics that will be discussed with the PRStudChat community include:

  • How have you used social media to build professional relationships?
  • What brands do you admire most in the social space?
  • What are your favorite social platforms? Do you use these platforms to connect with brands?
  • What is your preferred method of communication with a brand- email, phone or social?
  • How have you used social media to add to what you learn in the classroom?
  • What do you think is the most significant different between the study and practice of PR?
  • Where do you look to find mentors?
  • What is the greatest challenge you see ahead for PR professionals?
  • What do you find most exciting about a career in PR?
  • Beyond the classroom, what are your “go to” sources for learning?

Whether you’re a student who is considering a career in public relations or seasoned professional, we hope you will join the conversation. Simply follow the hashtag #PRStudChat and share your thoughts!

If you have any questions around the topic or thoughts you want to share, in advance of the session, feel free to DM us or post your questions in our LinkedIn Discussion Group.  We hope you’ll join us for a dynamic Twitter chat session on July 16th.  

A Little More About PRStudChat:

It began with a simple question asked by Angela Hernandez, then President of PRSSA at Central Michigan University (CMU). “Is PR Right for me?” A follow up blog post by PR 2.0 expert Deirdre Breakenridge inspired a series of direct messages on Twitter between Breakenridge and fellow PR industry pro, Valerie Simon. This was an important question and one that should be explored beyond one student or one blog post. Why not build a community to help students across the country, and even the globe, learn from the experience and perspective of industry professionals… A community where everyone can learn and grow together. 

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