Shout out to Clemson PRSSA

For some reason, I guess since the VP debate, I’ve been wanting to give “shout out” Sarah-Palin style. So, gosh darnit, I’m going to give a shout out to the Clemson PRSSA students!

This post is LONG overdue, but in September Liza and I not only had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at Clemson PRSSA’s FIRST meeting, but we also had the joy of dining with most of the panel beforehand and meeting a lot of great future PR professionals after the panel discussion.

The students arrived on time, were prepared to ask a lot of great questions, were all dressed so professionally and clearly excited to be attending the first of many great professional meetings. Some were even using Twitter to share with others who couldn’t make it what was going on in the classroom (that was a little intimidating!). I couldn’t help but to think back to my college days and hope that I looked that interested and engaged (we can only hope).

I’m actually going to speak at Dr. Mihaela Vorvoreanu’s PR-inciples class this month, alongside John Gouch, Assistant Director of News Services, Office of Public Affairs, Clemson University and am very excited to return.

For all those out there who are lucky to be pursuing their passion in PR, what’s the one piece of advice you would give upcoming students these days? Let us know!