PRSSA’s annual Media Crisis Competition is this Saturday, February 25th. If you have not registered yet, be sure to sign up because there will be fun, food, and you’ll be able to actually enact a real PR situation. If that doesn’t convince you, here are some testimonials from last year’s competition.
“The media crisis competition was unlike anything I’d ever been involved in before. I had the opportunity to work with some great mentors to create content for a very interesting case as it developed. The PR teams did a great job and it was a lot of fun questioning them. Even if we may have been a little tough on them at times, everyone did a great job at preparing their presentations and staying on message during our interviews. Plus, we got a great writing sample to take with us after the competition was over! “
– Alexandra Wyrick
“This past Saturday was my first time participating in the Media Crisis Competition and I loved every bit of it! For starters, there was great food and such a friendly environment. The event was so official and felt so real and this is what I enjoyed most about it. I had never had any Journalism experience prior to, so playing this role and taking it serious brought out skills of mines I didn’t even realize I had and kinda made me consider picking journalism up as a minor. The press room part was my favorite. I felt like I was in a real court room trying to get to the bottom of an issue. I HIGHLY recommend this event to anyone. It was really such a fun learning experience and to top it off you don’t have to have any prior experience to participate. “
“I’m grateful that we as students had the opportunity to take part in the competition. I felt the scenario was a great way to practice a media crisis situation and learn to better work with others to produce a final and effective product.
It was also helpful that students took the event seriously and worked hard to present their material as it would look in a professional setting. I will definitely recommend the event to others in the coming years.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the event happen sincerely. It was a kind surprise to see so many volunteers and faculty at Adler on their Saturday!”