What's Next After Graduation

During the first semester as a freshmen most students have a general concept of a chosen career path. Unfortunately most college students do not have an action plan on achieving these goals. Setting personal and professional goals are important, however the most critical aspect of achieving these goals are creating an action plan. Every day it is important to construct a to do list, and everyday each goal that you set out to accomplish should be completed. Self satisfaction is a driving force in helping both students, and professionals stay motivated to complete tasks for short and long term goals.

Public Relations Student Society of America BSU chapter hosted an event Wednesday November 30th in the Wiseman Student Center titled " What's Next After Graduation". This event catered to communications students with an emphasis in public relations, media, and governmental affairs. PRSSA invited local public relations, communications, and media specialist to share insight with students.
The guests panelists included Tara Anderson the CEO of Fire PR Group LLC, Quianne Perrin CEO of FlyCandyPR, Candice Mackel CEO of Candice Nicole PR, and Chelsea Bland Communications Specialist of American Federation of Government Employees. Each panelists spoke on humble beginnings, their passion and motivation for public relations, and provided students with tips on personal branding, interning, and potential entrepreneurship.

The event was organized by PRSSA president Lenita Smith whom is a graduating senior in December's upcoming commencement ceremony. Her vision for this program was to help give students an insiders view of the communications field, and to help students prepare to become powerhouse public relations practitioners.“We are determined to provide professional insights and beneficial information for our peers to intake and reflect on to prepare for, when ending their first chapter of accomplishments on the pathway to their careers,” says PRSSA President, Lenita Smith.
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Amanda Sutton a senior at Bowie State University majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations hails from the Washington DC metropolitan area. She recently joined the Her Campus team as a co-founder and contributing writer to the HC branch at her school. She is currently the vice president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at her university. Next year Amanda plans to attend law school as a double major studying Mass Communications and Business Law. She is passionate about service in the community and was honored in 2008 by receiving the National Leadership Service Award by President Barack Obama. Her concentrated area of interest in public relations is brand and image consulting and development. She is a host of creative energy and enjoys fashion, colors, writing, networking, talking to on the phone, social networking, and enjoying life.