Oktoberfest 2015

15 October 2015 - 75 students flocked to UW PRSSA’s Oktoberfest kick-off meeting! Pretzels were salted and the root beer floats were flowing for all who walked in the door.

To get the night started, attendees used Twitter and the hashtag #UWPRSSA to break the ice and introduce themselves and their neighbors.

We had the opportunity to announce was the exciting schedule we have for this quarter. Starting Oct. 21, we have General Motor’s Communication Group Manager, Dave Barthmuss joining us to speak about content creation and client-customer relationships. Another major event to mention is Twitter’s Representative Alex Diaz’s speech on personal branding, digital representation, and networking through social media, which will be on Dec. 2. We will also be introducing other guest speakers during November. For more information regarding the schedule, visit uwprssa.com/meetings/

Our presentation also covered beneficial information for our members majoring in communication, ranging from networking, professional development, and experience with content creation.

“It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know,” said the Chapter President Thomas Nguyen,  “That’s why networking is vital to all of our careers.” Students focusing in communication are recommended to attend our biweekly conferences, office visits, young professional events, and informational interviews to truly benefit from meeting professionals, employers, and other students in the same field.

Though networking is important, it’s only scratching the surface of professional development. Our organization offers internships, leadership experiences, and workshops. To better the odds of being hired in the future, our organization highly suggests that members take full advantage of our services.

If you are interested in joining UW PRSSA, visit our About page for the application and more information!