By Carole Sheridan
NKU Marketing + Communications intern
Sierra Thorn is no stranger to NKU student organizations, most recently adding Public Relations Student Society of America to her list.
“I chose PR because I knew I wanted a job with a lot of interaction and a lot of creativity,” Sierra said. “PR seemed to be the perfect fit because there are so many things you can do with that major.”
Sierra has been a member of the NKU chapter of PRSSA for two years, but this past school year she has held a position of the executive board as president.
“PRSSA is geared toward Public Relations majors, therefore I figured it was the organization I was really missing on campus. I wanted to be involved in something that was related to my field of study”.
PRSSA is an organization where any student that majors in Public Relations or is studying communication can join. The students work events, network, and tour PR agencies. The organization gives students of these majors a good idea of what they get to look forward to once they graduate.
“Visiting different PR firms and agencies has given me a chance to figure out how PR works in different settings,” she said. “Every place we have toured or visited operates a bit differently, and it’s great to see that”.
Just this past month, Sierra was offered and accepted a full-time position with Great American Insurance, which she is ecstatic about. Being a part of a professional club has given her skills she uses in the real world.
“PRSSA has affected my real work experience because it has given me the chance to learn and grow constantly,” Sierra said. “I have been able to learn from mistakes and learn from things that have worked really well”.
Sierra recommends any student that wants to work in PR or communications join the organization or at least to get involved on campus.
“It also helps with finding internships and getting your foot in the door places,” Sierra said. “It is a professional organization, but a lot of fun and laughs happen within PRSSA. Our members are a great group of young professionals and we all try to help each other out.”