Natalie Dubs, 2010-2011 Communication Director
First off, I would like to start off by saying what everyone says once they start their senior year of college, where the heck did the time go? I still feel like the question, what do you want to be when you grow up, is something I can still push to the backburner. Unfortunately, it’s not. College is an unbelievable rollercoaster of making friends, internship hunting, time management and living up the last years of your somewhat cushioned lifestyle. What I have learned, and appreciated, the most about college is it offers a safety net to most life decisions we have to make while being here. We look for internships, but we always have school, we work for money, but we can get scholarships and loans. The realization that this safety net is going to soon dissolve is somewhat frightening but entirely exciting.
I’m starting my job search and as I review my resume and build my cover letters I can’t help but look back and be grateful for all of the experiences, people and events along the way. PRSSA has been my foundation for my pre-professional life, and without it I would in no way shape or form be ready for the obstacles that lay in front of me. Collecting clips, making contacts and ultimately landing all of my internships and experiences through PRSSA has made me extremely grateful for the previous executive board members in the past, who strived to help the younger members, and for the friendships I have made along the way.
If you are one of the younger members reading this, I strongly suggest you ask all the questions you can to the exec board. We’ve been through a lot of experiences that can be of great help and assistance while looking for your internships (which are EXTREMELY important), or just advice about the field, and can also get you in touch with many contacts. Use your resources wisely, and don’t be scared to ask questions, we’re here to help.