Saying goodbye to PRSSA is probably one of the toughest parts of my senior year.
When I left the graphic design program at Ferris, I was lost and had no idea what else I could possibly do with my life. Looking back, I’m impressed to think about what I could have chosen to do instead. I could have gone to Kendall and continued to pursue a bachelor degree in graphic design. I could have gone back to the East side of the state and studied information technology or web development.
Instead I took a look at the public relations program at Ferris and discovered a gem so valuable I couldn’t believe it. With a program so unique no other program in the nation can compare to it and the opportunity to utilize my design skills in a unique and exciting way, I jumped head-first into PR my first semester. I immediately volunteered to fill the position of treasurer in PRSSA and did everything I could to help my fellow classmates and PR peeps anyway I could. Since then I’ve grown as a leader and this past year I had the honor of being the president of PRSSA. I couldn’t be more grateful for such an incredible opportunity.
From the PR program I made friends and connections that I am looking forward to keeping in touch with over the course of my professional life. My lessons and experiences I have had during my time at Ferris have prepared me for what I think will be a very successful business career.
With all that being said, I’m going to miss showing up in IRC 107 every Thursday to be part of a proactive, forward-thinking group of individuals whose futures are incredibly bright. You will all be in my thoughts and if you ever need to reach out for advice from someone, I am always willing to listen and do what I can.
I’m so glad I met you all. I hope to see you in a business meeting sometime in the future.