#PRStudChat Graduation Celebration on May 16th

It’s a graduation celebration and you’re invited!  On May 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. EST, #PRStudChat will be honor the graduating class of 2012, and be recapping a terrific year with our students, professors and PR professionals.  Our graduates will face exciting new PR opportunities, as well as industry challenges ahead.  With so much to look forward to, we wanted to send them off with insight and advice as they pursue their new career endeavors.

In the spirit of graduation, we thought a terrific way to celebrate would be to bring back one of our past #PRStudChat graduates; he’s out in the work world now and ready to share his experience with our community.  Kion Sanders, who graduated from the University of North Carolina, is now working at MTV, as a social media coordinator. Kion will join us as a graduation speaker to offer his insight on different work initiatives and challenges on the job. At the same time, as a community, we can look back and reflect on the year filled with our favorite stories, projects, resources, obstacles and advice to help our graduates, as they transition into their new roles.

Here’s a little more about our graduation speaker:

Kion Sanders works at MTV Networks as a social media coordinator. His professional experience includes: political communications, grass roots marketing, consumer public relations, media relations and training, event planning, social media marketing and corporate communications.  Kion blogs at “They Call Me Social K,” which is a community for communicators, marketers, small business owners, students, social media addicts and the casual Internet browser to converse about marketing and branding.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the graduating class of 2012, reflecting on the year and wishing our students well, as they venture into new career opportunities.  We hope you will join us on the 16th and be a part of the #PRStudChat commencement program.  “See” you at the party!

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. Read more