At our last meeting, the chapter voted on new exec members to fill the spots left by Brittney Wichtendahl (studying abroad), Danette Kapler (graduating) and Genevieve Krier (graduating). Congratulations to our newest board members:
Paul Spooner: Vice President
Katelyn McBride: Newsletter Editor
Caitlin Peterson: Co-Firm Director
We are looking forward to a great spring semester!
Sadly, PRSSA will be losing a few great members next semester due to graduation and study abroad. On the bright side, this means that there will be a couple of positions on the exec board opening up! I want encourage everyone to run–even if you have only been in PRSSA one or two semesters–because regardless of how inexperienced you might feel, you will learn along the way and we love getting fresh perspectives on our exec board!
The process for running is simple. At one of our upcoming meetings (date is still undetermined), we’ll hold an election. Anyone interested in a position will give a short speech to the group about what position they are running for and why they want it. I know this sounds intimidating, but you have nothing to worry about! Just make sure you cover these points: what position you want, what experience and skills you will bring to the position and why you want it/think you will do well in it. You could also tell us about any new ideas you have for that position. If you don’t have a ton of experience, just focus on the skills or personality traits you have that will allow you to excel or maybe even talk about a class you’ve taken that would be useful. Dont’ sweat it.
We’ll be discussing the elections more at upcoming meetings and announcing positions that will be open. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience. I was only in PRSSA one semester before I ran for exec, and was really nervous about it, but everything worked out. Being in PRSSA, and especially being on exec has been a wonderful experience for me and is one of those things you’ll look back on and be glad you did. I hope you’ll all really consider running for a position. Best of luck!
By: Kelly Trettin, Social Media Editor and Webmaster