Meeting – Nov. 30

On Wednesday (Nov. 30th), BYU PRSSA heard from Brooks Stevenson, the Director of Communications for Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah about healthcare communications and how to find a job in PR. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooks-stevenson-2779377 Stevenson has been with Primary Children’s for two and a half years and manages all marketing campaigns and internal communications for the hospital. Stevenson mentioned that he chose to work with Primary Children’s because, like the late Steve Jobs, he wants to “make a little dent in the universe.” He also mentioned that he loves working with children because they have so much hope and joy. Stevenson said...

Meeting – Nov. 2

On Wednesday (Nov. 16), Senior Vice President of Operations of Coltrin and Associates Jennifer Webb spoke to BYU PRSSA to offer insight into agency life.   “Does the idea of a ‘war room’ sound fun? Do you like life fast-paced?” asked Webb.  If so, she said, working in a PR agency may be the right choice for you.   Webb explained that work life at a PR agency is different from other jobs because work at an agency is never a 9 to 5 job.  “You run as fast as you can with your hair on fire and get done...

Service Project – Nov. 2

At this month’s service activity, we had the fortunate opportunity to hear from Angela Krois. She has several important responsibilities as CEO of LifeWay Arts LLC, Chairman of @TimeToRescue and volunteer with Operation Underground Railroad. Underground Railroad is a non-profit organization that assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims with a special focus on children. In Krois’ address to BYU PRSSA she passionately conveyed the problem of sex trafficking as it appears in the state of Utah. Currently, Utah has one of the highest rates of trafficked youth in the United States. She requested...

Webinar – Sept. 29

  On Thursday (Sept 29), we had our first webinar of the year with Madison Parks and Jeff Flaherty from Marriott! They answered questions about running social media as a brand and crisis management. Madison also gave some great advice about being in the job field. A few key points and advice given to us from the experts were: When reacting to posts on social media “consistency is key” “It is worth it to react to this post” “While you can’t plan for a crisis you can take a look at your history and estimate where you need to be...