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    ODU PRSSA Chapter’s 2nd Annual Fair set for Oct. 16

    Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to Sponsor
    PR Internship Fair at Old Dominion University

    Old Dominion University PRSSA Chapter’s 2nd Annual Fair set for Oct. 16, 2015

    Norfolk, Va. – Internships can pave the way for a position in public relations. A Forbes magazine article reported that 60 percent of paid internships turn into a job, and over 30 percent of unpaid internships lead to a paying, full-time job offer upon graduation.

    “Having an internship is more than just grabbing coffee and dry cleaning. It is about having the best learning experience to use in future jobs,” said Gabrielle Harmon, president of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at ODU. 

    The university received its charter from Public Relations Society of America in August 2014, making ODU the only active PRSSA chapter in Hampton Roads. 

    "Now that we are in the big leagues of PR preparation for university students, we have to make sure that our members network with professionals," said Harmon.

    The PRSSA-sponsored Internship Fair/Meet-and-Greet will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the River Rooms in Webb Center.  Communication/marketing majors are encouraged to attend.

    “The PR field has become so competitive, and it’s difficult to get your foot in the door with little or no experience,” said Olivia Overstreet, vice president of PRSSA at ODU. “PRSSA has provided so many opportunities to build connections and get the PR experience that college courses can’t teach you.”

    The event will have representatives from BCF Agency, The Meridian Group, the Cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, as well as, corporations and nonprofits such as the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Union Mission Ministries and Tidewater Arts Outreach.

    Students who attend the fair should be prepared with a resume and dressed in professional attire.

    For more information, email [email protected].

     

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