PRSSA SJSU || Fall 2019
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Join us for our Bay Area Agency Panel next week!

Join leading public relations and communications practitioners from top Bay Area agencies for an immersive panel in DBH 117. In addition to networking with light snacks and refreshments, we will be discussing topics for career readiness, including:

  • Pros and cons between working at an agency, or in-house at a corporation
  • Balancing client needs with agency priorities
  • Advice for new grads on landing your first job
  • Tips for career growth in the Bay Area
  • Insight on working in B2B or B2C communications

Following the panel, there will be opportunities to ask questions and mingle with the professionals listed below. Each agency participating has a variety of internships and entry-level roles available throughout the year: time to get networking!


Mike Sanchez, Account Executive, Edelman

Mike started his PR journey four years ago at FleishmanHillard. Today, he’s an AE at Edelman and specializes in Enterprise Technology, the Cannabis Industry and Startups. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Hannah Boss, Senior Account Executive, Highwire

Hannah began her PR journey as a public relations intern. With three years of experience, she’s now a Sr. AE at Highwire PR and specializes in Tech! Connect with Hannah on LinkedIn.

RJ Jovellanos, Senior Account Executive, Ogilvy

RJ began his public relations journey five years ago as a PR intern for Ubisoft. Today, his career continues to focus on Esports and gaming for global accounts as a Sr. AE at Ogilvy. Connect with RJ on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Marissa Musso, Junior Account Strategist, Praytell

After college, Marissa began her PR journey as an intern at Praytell. Today, Marissa continues creative agency work as a Jr. Account Strategist, focusing on consumer PR and strategy. Connect with Marissa on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Ashley Nakano, Director, Sterling Communications

Ten years ago, Ashely accepted her first job out of college as a multimedia journalist at North State Public Radio. Today, she is the Director of Sterling Communications and specializes in public relations, emerging technology and venture capital. Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn and Twitter!

Melissa Lewelling, Account Manager, Hoffman Agency

After graduating from SJSU, Melissa began working at the Hoffman Agency as an Account Coordinator. Five years later, Melissa is an Account Manager and specializes in telling stories for B2B organizations from downtown San José! Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Jocelyn Arellano, Account Executive, Zeno Group

Jocelyn is a PRSSA SJSU alumna who began her internship with Zeno Group two years ago. Today, she is an AE and specializes in B2B Tech (business-to-business technology). Connect with Jocelyn on LinkedIn and Twitter

Juliet Fox, Associate Creative Director, Weber Shandwick 

Juliet began her career as a Jr. Copywriter at SpotCo in NYC. Today, she is an Associate Creative Director where she specializes creative concepting for earned media and digital campaign development. Connect with Juliet on LinkedIn!

Reminder: Sign up to tour eBay and Imperva!

We have secured a tour to visit eBay and Imperva on Friday, November 15 in San José and Redwood City.
If you would like to attend, please fill out this form by Friday, November 8. This is on a first come first serve basis for official PRSSA members. Dues can be paid to chapter Treasurer Gabi Avella at PRSSA meetings.

The tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. at eBay. Breakfast will be provided. We will then head to Imperva at 11:30 a.m., where lunch will be provided!
RSVP here!

Upcoming events next month!

Tuesday, November 5: PR Powers the Silicon Valley 

SAVE THE DATE! 6:00 p.m. in DBH 117. PRSSA is hosting an exclusive panel with PR and communications professionals from top Bay Area technology corporations. Light food, drinks, and networking will take place prior to the panel discussion. This event is open to all SJSU students.

PRSSA meetings are every Tuesday at 6 PM in DBH 117. 


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