Support PR's Future

 

By Shara Clark, APR

Shara Clark, APR, is the former chapter board president and current community service director.

Shara Clark, APR, is the former chapter board president and current community service director.

Did you know what PR was in high school? I personally had no idea of the opportunities available in the field until I was well into my college years.

With our PRSA Goes to School program, we are trying to interest the next generation of diverse individuals to enter our field. On Friday, April 21, the Miami University PRSSA will be hosting a group of students from Shroder High School to learn more about the opportunities in the field of public relations. These are students who have shown an interest in writing and are considering how they might use those skills for a future career. We'll be working with students in small groups to complete examples of PR activities as well as introducing them to the college experience.

How you can help: The Miami PRSSA chapter will be planning the activities, so all we need is some willing professionals to spend a few hours helping the groups brainstorm and create. Time commitment would be Friday, April 21, from 9-noon (option to stay for lunch and a campus tour if you're available). Please send me an email at sharamclark@gmail.com if you're interested in participating!