By Brianna Ciniglio Staff Writer
The Public Relations Student Society of America is a pre-professional club on campus. Hofstra’s chapter is one of over 300 located in the United States, that allows students to learn about the public relations industry.
So far this year, PRSSA at Hofstra has visited the DKC public relations agency, participated in a LinkedIn workshop, and offered its members advice on how to improve on skills that are needed to work in the industry.
The club holds two major events each year: a networking dinner in the fall and a conference in the spring.
The networking dinner, which will take place on Nov. 19 at Hofstra USA, will allow students to interact with public relations professionals. Some of the companies attending the networking dinner includes, NBC Universal, TV Land, Zimmerman/Edelson, Allied Integrated Marketing and more. In previous years, the dinner has provided students with job and internship opportunities.
The event is open to all students, as long as they have purchased a ticket, which will be sold in the Student Center every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. up until November 18th.
In preparation for the event, next week PRSSA will be hosting a “How to Network” interactive seminar, where professor Laurie Bloom has been invited to share the “dos and don’ts” of networking with professionals.
“We hope that everyone will ‘find their place in public relations,’ with our puzzle theme,” Saralynn Kupperberg, the secretary of Hofstra’s PRSSA, stated. “Every puzzle piece has a match, and we hope that everyone finds their match at the networking dinner.”