Driving five hours for a job interview may seem a bit extreme, but graduating students can be desperate. Looking at the Minnesota PRSA website, I found a link to a job titled, “Communication and Marketing Assistant Coordinator” for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.
PERFECT! I had been a part of The YMCA since, well… forever, and the Twin Cities is where I’m moving after graduation. Once I got the call requesting an interview (ironically, I was in a PRSSA meeting at the time), I eagerly drove five hours for the interview.
The person I was interviewing with was really excited to tell me about her involvement in PRSSA while she was in college. I don’t know if it’s true in my particular case, but in this video Professor Danielle Bina said, “a resume with PRSSA on it goes to the top of the pile.”
Rosie O’Shea is Vice President of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Production Editor of The COMM Voice.