Professional Development

The Professional Development committee emphasizes the importance of professionalism, providing credible opportunities to BYU chapter members to enhance their resumes, expand their networks and improve their professional skills. This includes, but is not limited to: internship opportunities, PRSA Luncheons and recruiter fairs. The team is responsible for facilitating the connection between students and professionals. They foster and maintain relationships with local PRSA chapters, local PR/advertising agencies and businesses, non-profit organizations and, where possible, national corporations.

this year’s VP: Cole Stephens


Cole Stephens is a Junior in the Public Relations program from Dallas, TX and has a serious passion for technology and space!  His dream job is to work for SpaceX or Tesla, but recently he was worked with Storefront Political Media in San Fransico, EKR Agency in Provo and Park Street Strategies in Washington D.C.. Cole is ambitious, 3/8 Salvadoran and 1/8 Chinese, and is the biggest James Bond fan you do or do not know. If you’re interested in internship advice, building your network, movie nights or adventures, Cole is your main guy!