School of Communication

Students Network and Develop Professional Skills at PRSSA National Conference

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Pictured are Point Park University students and Instructor Camille Downing in Indianapolis for the PRSSA conference. Submitted photo

Point Park University School of Communication students and Instructor Camille Downing traveled to Indianapolis for the PRSSA 2016 National Conference: Crossroads of Public Relations Oct. 21-25. 

"I think the students came away energized and ready to hit the job market knowing that Point Park has prepared them well for life after graduation."

-- Camille Downing, instructor


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"My favorite experience was participating in career tours to see how agencies are run in a different city, learn about their client work and see their offices," said Maggie McCauley, a senior double majoring in public relations and advertising and broadcast reporting. "This was a great way to make new contacts!"

During the conference, Point Park students had the opportunity to attend development sessions and presentations with industry professionals representing:

  • Vera Bradley
  • Warner Bros. Television
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • NCAA
  • BurrellesLuce
  • GMC Communication

"There was such a wide variety of sessions for us to choose from," said Lauren Joseph, a senior PR and advertising major with a minor in multimedia. "I was able to learn a lot and see how professionals apply what I've been learning in their careers."

Classmate Jessica Joseph, a senior multimedia major with a minor in photography, agreed, "I loved the conference because of all of the great presentations. It was a cool experience to hear how everything happens on the inside," she said. "I got some great tips — not only for my career — but for life in general." 

"Overall, I think the students came away energized and ready to hit the job market knowing that Point Park University has prepared them well for life after graduation," Downing said. 

Photos courtesy of Maggie McCauley

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