As a junior at Grand Valley I was looking for an opportunity to meet new people, use PR skills in real life, and gain experience for building my resume. Being chosen to be an Account Associate for the 2013-2014 school year allowed me to put these skills to the test. During this role I learned a great amount of knowledge in how PR works and what it takes to be a part of an integral team. I am now a senior at Grand Valley and was chosen to be an Account Executive for GrandPR. Through this transition I was able to take on a greater leadership role and interact one on one with clients. Taking on a new position has allowed me to grow and use the skills I have learned in the classroom to real life situations. It has also taught me how to be more confident, develop communication skills, gain responsibility, and network.
Interested in applying for a NEW position for next semester?
Being a GrandPR member gives you a great opportunity to get involved, network with professionals throughout the community, interact with clients, and prove you have what it takes to be part of a nationally affiliated team. It is good for resume building, networking, and a great overall experience that may land you a job one day!
I encourage all PR and Advertising students to apply for various positions in GrandPR. You can apply for GrandPR for winter semester on November, 5th 2014. Fill out an application here. For any other questions, you can contact Daltyn Little directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget, applications are due November 19th!
-Katie Vanderlinde, Account Executive