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PPRA Hosts "Careers 101: From College to Career" Student Program

15 Mar 2018 9:26 AM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Public Relations Association will host “Careers 101: From College to Career” on Tuesday, April 10, from 5:30-8 p.m. at PECO (Energy Hall), 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. This student program will focus on the ins and outs of the public relations industry with advice and insight from the pros. This event is sponsored by Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications.

Attendees will hear from a panel of experienced communication professionals who will share their knowledge and insight on the industry, as well as tips on how to stand out in a challenging job market. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A session and networking with professionals from a variety of Philadelphia-area companies and non-profit organizations. This year’s confirmed panelists include:

  • Amber Burns, Media Relations, Visit Philadelphia
  • Danielle Cohn, Senior Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement, Comcast, and 2014 PPRA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Doug Oliver, Director of Communications, PECO
  • Logan Yu, Account Coordinator, Vault Communications
  • Moderator: Ike Richman, Founder, Ike Richman Communications, and 2005 PPRA Hall of Fame Inductee

“Careers 101 is one of our most anticipated events every year, and this year is no different,” said PPRA President-Elect, Nina Scimenes. “With an all-star lineup of experts, this is a chance for students to get real-world advice from industry pros, network with their peers, and potentially find their next career opportunity. It’s really a can’t-miss event.”

This year’s event will have a special mentorship component for attendees to learn directly from the experts how important mentorship can be and how PPRA can help facilitate a meaningful mentor-mentee relationship for new members. In addition, all attendees will receive free resume critiques and free professional headshots to add to their LinkedIn profile by Philip Gabriel Photography.

Tickets are available online at ppra.net and are $15 per person which includes the program and light refreshments.

About the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)

Founded in 1945, PPRA is the premier association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 300 active members representing a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations—including arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and much more—PPRA is one of the region’s pre-eminent professional development organizations. To learn more about PPRA, visit www.ppra.net.

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