For the second year running, the University of Oregon PRSSA will be holding its Professional Mentorship Program. This year we are expanding our reach and looking for professional mentors in Oregon, California, New York, Washington and Colorado. Many UO students aspire to work in diverse locations around the country so this year’s program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn from professionals in the locations where they aspire to work.
The UO PRSSA Professional Mentorship Program is a unique opportunity for students to connect with PR professionals to learn more about the field, grow as future PR professionals and gain valuable knowledge. Through this program, we hope students will build relationships with professionals and gain a deeper understanding of what to expect when working in the public relations industry.
“We believe that introducing and connecting UO PRSSA members to professionals working in public relations offers tremendous value both for our students and professionals as they learn from each other. The Professional Mentorship Program formalizes and helps to facilitate this connection,” says faculty advisor Connie Chandler.
As a Professional Mentor, you’ll be paired with a UO undergraduate public relations student who has applied to take part in our mentorship program. You are expected to meet with your mentee at least twice between April 14 through June 10. Meetings can take place via Skype, FaceTime or phone.
“The mentorship program is one of the chapter’s most beneficial opportunities for our members. It provides our aspiring public relations professionals with the opportunity to network beyond our campus community. We are looking forward to a great couple months for our mentors and mentees,” says UO PRSSA chapter president Sophie Lair.
To participate, please register online by March 31, 2016. If you have questions regarding the Professional Mentorship Program, contact Maritza Rendon, UO PRSSA chapter vice president, or Connie Chandler, faculty advisor.
Sign up today to help shape the future of an aspiring public relations student. Go Ducks!