March #MyPRSSAstory: Alexander Belli
Alexander Belli transferred to Rowan University at the start of the 2016 Fall semester, with a dual major in advertising and public relations and a minor in marketing. Alex recently finished planning Spring Gala through his involvement in AJF-PRSSA. He learned about PRSSA through an insightful presentation completed by AJF-PRSSA Vice President Thomas Logue in Alex's Introduction to Public Relations class. It was at the first meeting he attended that Alex knew he wanted to get more involved in the chapter. He says, “after meeting everyone at PRSSA, I knew I wanted to do more for the chapter. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly it had already felt like I was a member." Over the summer, Alex plans to do an internship, help Brenna Jones plan for 2017 Induction Brunch and enjoy the beautiful weather down the shore.
March #MyPRSSAstory: Jordan Appel
Jordan is a senior PR major and double minor in communication studies and advertising. Jordan first joined PRSSA in his junior year, after learning about the organization through his Intro to PR course. As a PRSSA member, Jordan enjoys attending organizational events, such as Induction Brunch, Back to the Boro and Speed Networking. He feels that PRSSA has provided him with more knowledge of the PR industry, helped him determine his niche in public relations and provided him with professional networking tips. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys running, catching up with friends, playing piano, writing poetry, going to concerts, traveling and meeting new people.
February #MyPRSSAstory: Brenna Jones
This spring, Brenna returns to Rowan for her second semester after transferring to Rowan this past fall. A junior, Brenna declared a major in PR and a minor in advertising. She wanted to get involved on campus to meet new people and better understand her major, so she immediately joined PRSSA. This organization has become a huge part of Brenna’s college success. Currently, Brenna is interviewing for a job with the Phillies stadium, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. For fun, Brenna enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family.
December #MyPRSSAStory: Kyle Schachner
Kyle arrived at Rowan this semester as a junior transfer student,declaring a major in public relations and a minor in advertising. As a tenacious student, he stays focused on his goals and faces obstacles head on. “I hate being told ‘no’ more than the Red Sox hate the Yankees,” Kyle says, “So, I do whatever I can to prevent hearing that awful word.” When he transferred to Rowan, Kyle found what he was looking for when he learned about the value of listing PRSSA on your resume. “But PRSSA offers so much more,” says Kyle.“Networking opportunities, workshops tailored for the young professional, and the wisdom of Rowan’s many successful PRSSA alumni. All this knowledge extends far beyond the classroom. This knowledge that can shape my career.” Next semester, Kyle plans to continue spreading PRSSA’s message as a recruitment committee member. In addition to a full course-load, Kyle works part-time to pay make his way through school. Kyle’s uses exercise as his main sanctuary from the stresses of work and school. He does homework on Saturdays—yes, Saturdays—if it means he’s free all of Sunday to watch football.
October #MyPRSSAStory: Erica Silver
This fall Erica returns to Rowan for her senior year as an advertising major. As a recent transfer student, she is excited to become more involved on campus and gain hands-on experience this semester by join-ing clubs such as PRSSA, PRaction and AAF. WhenErica is not in class, she works as a legal secretary at Cresse and Carr, Counsellors at Law in Woodbury, N.J, celebrating four years with the company. In her spare time, Erica loves to hike and attend shows for her boyfriend’s band.
September #MyPRSSAStory: Molly Brusser
This fall Molly will return to Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) as a Marketing Intern. As a public relations major and advertising minor, she is thrilled to learn more about IMC strategies, branding and client relations. Further, she hopes to earn her certificate in Spanish this year in order to broaden her communication skills. Later this semester Molly will also attend the annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) in Boston with Rowan’s recent IBC club. In Molly’s spare time, she loves to travel and restaurant-hop with friends.