PRSSA Gives Students the Opportunity to Campaign
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PRSSA Gives Students the Opportunity to Campaign

The Public Relations Student Society of America is an organization that helps students network with professionals and enhance public relation skills.

Hallie Evenson, senior communication major with a public relations emphasis, is the organization’s secretary. Evenson said the group promotes one campaign every semester for a campus organization.

“The campaigns give us real life experience of promoting events and getting people involved,” Evenson said.

This semester the organization is creating campaigns for both 90FM’s trivia contest and Relay for Life. Evenson is involved with the Relay for Life campaign and utilizes social media and print advertising to engage local residents and students.

“The campaigns that we do help get students and the community involved,” Evenson said.

PRSSA is helping 90FM's Trivia Contest and Relay for Life campaigns. Photo courtesy of relayforlife.org

PRSSA is helping 90FM’s Trivia Contest and Relay for Life campaigns. Photo courtesy of relayforlife.org

Rebecca Mleziva, senior communication major with a public relations emphasis, is president. As a junior, Mleziva transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and joined the organization. Her peers recommended she run for president.

Mleziva brings in professional speakers to help students with their professional dreams.

“When we bring speakers in, they are usually more than willing to give out their business cards or emails,” Mleziva said. “In any job you need to know how to network, that’s how you get jobs now.”

Caryn Reinthaler, junior communication major with a public relations emphasis, is co-public relations director. Reinthaler coordinates the organization’s social media blogs, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Reinthaler also contributes to 90FM’s trivia contest campaign. She enjoys working with students who have similar career goals.

“The best thing about the organization is that I am around people who have a desire to learn about an area that I am actually passionate about,” Reinthaler said. “It just makes me that much more ready to graduate and do the job that I want to do.”

 

Caroline Chalk

Reporter

cchal845@uwsp.edu

About Anyon Rettinger

Anyon Rettinger
I am a senior at UW-Stevens Point studying communication with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in music performance. As the co-editor-in-chief, I write editorials occasionally but I primarily focus my energy into administratively managing the staff and driving content. Away from The Pointer, I am the PR Director of the UWSP chapter of PRSSA, a campus tour guide, work as a communication and marketing specialist and university blogger in University Communication and Marketing and a marketing consultant for CREATE Portage County. In my free time, I listen to a lot of music, sing and play piano, blog and work as a freelance publicist and designer. I travel as much as I can and like to think I am a decent photographer (check out my Instagram, @i.am.anyon). A few of my favorite things include Waitress The Musical, furniture, boneless wings, journals and mojitos. Follow my social media platforms to learn more about me and my work!

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