By Susan Payne
Four UNO PRSSA alumni told students to gain as much professional experience as possible before graduating.
Andrea Hennings, Kristin Webb, Katie Godbelt and Stephanie Larsen discussed at an alumni panel in September how important education and experience is during undergraduate careers, paid or unpaid.
- Internships matter during collegiate experience.
- Nonprofits are great exposure for job opportunities.
- Being involved on campus is only a small glimpse of the working world, but it helps immensely.
- If an opportunity to learn about something arises through classes or webinars, take them.
Lisa Turner, owner of Turner Events and Marketing, told PRSSA members at the October chapter meeting that event planning takes much energy and attention to detail. Members learned about successful event planning through Turner’s wide variety of experiences and expertise. She discussed through the process of event planning.
Members of the 2015 UNO PRSSA executive board packed their bags and traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in November to claim the 2015 F.H. Teahan National Outstanding Chapter award at the PRSSA National Conference. During the weeklong conference, they attended multiple sessions in specialized fields. In the November chapter meeting, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and find out what type of work it took to win such an award.
While the rest of the executive board members boarded a plane, Kimberly Bailey stayed home to bring her UNO volleyball career to an end. Kimberly was named, for the second time this year, defensive player of the week November 2. She is the first Maverick to collect an individual Summit League player honor, earning the first all-league honor of her career.