PRSSA SJSU || Fall 2019
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Join us tonight for our Bay Area Tech Panel!

Join leading public relations and communications practitioners who work at- or with-the top tech companies in the Bay Area. In addition to networking with light snacks and refreshments, we will be discussing topics for career readiness, including:

  • how to transition into your first full-time communications/PR job
  • Balancing personal goals with professional goals
  • Career growth in Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area
  • Ways to be active in social responsibility and diversity and inclusion
  • B2B V. B2C communications
  • Advice on interviews, getting jobs, networking, etc.

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

Get more information on our website! 

Speakers Include:

Aubriana Muna, Imperva, Senior Communications Specialist

Aubriana started as a PR intern at Edelman SF after graduating from SJSU in 2018. One year later, she now specializes in internal and external communications at Imperva. Connect with Aubriana on LinkedIn.

Lacey Haines, HP, Worldwide Print Publicity

Over the last 15 years, Lacey has mastered the art of consumer tech storytelling and today is responsible for reinventing how HP Inc. approaches news moments, partners and influencers. Connect with Lacey on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Mariah Turner, Intuit, Senior Communications Specialist

After graduating from SJSU, Mariah joined the Intuit Corporate Communications team. Now, she specializes in Diversity and Inclusion, HR communications. Connect with Mariah on LinkedIn.

Patricia OliverioLauderdale, Intel, Global Corporate Communications Manager

Following graduation, Patricia got her first job in the field at Allison+Partners. Today, Patricia specializes in Corporate Reputation PR and Diversity and Inclusion at Intel Corporation. Connect with Patricia on LinkedIn.

Sarah Storelli, IBM, Program Director, Code & Response Ecosystem Marketing

Sarah has more than seven years of experience working in PR and communications. As a Program Director at IBM, she specializes in  “tech for good ecosystem marketing.” Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Jeannie Entin, Aclima, Head of Communications 

Jeannie has more than nineteen years of PR and communications experience in the Bay Area and New York City. Prior to joining Aclima, a startup building environmental intelligence for people and the planet, she was a consultant to tech companies in Silicon Valley including IBM and Udacity, managed global communications and public affairs at Google, and launched her career over a decade of serving dozens of tech, research and consumer goods clients in PR agencies including Fleishman-Hillard. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

SJSU Alumni Mixer and Career Panel

Join English department alumni on November 15th, 6 PM-8 PM in the Engineering building, for their 3rd annual SJSU Alumni Mixer and Career Panel. 
The panel will include: 
  • Sean Bui, SJSU Single-Subject Credential Program alumnus, 2019 California Teacher of the Year
  • Lisa Francesca, MFA alumna, Communications Director for Davidson College of Engineering SJSU
  • Matt Garnese, BA alumnus, Content Strategist at Google
  • Lynn Orlando, BA and MA alumna, head of Content Marketing for a new startup with many years of experience with large tech firms in the Valley.
RSVP by Nov. 1st!

Cool Opportunities!

Internship Opportunity: Membership Services Intern with San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara

About the internship: The focus of the internship is the various needs and work responsibilities that fall under the Premium Services Department with game-day responsibilities specifically tied to the Golden Opportunities program. Those responsibilities will require a maximum workload being at 30 hours per week including both game days and non-game days with specific responsibilities detailed below. 

How to apply: Apply online

Internship Opportunity: The City of San Jose Mayor’s communications office

About the internship: Paid, part-time internship opportunity with school credit. The internship program offers a hands-on experience for those looking to augment their studies with practical politics and application of their learning. 

How to apply: Contact
Internship Opportunity: Connext Social Media Marketing Internship

About the internship: 20-24 hrs/wk onsite in Pleasanton office, with remote Fridays. Walking distance to BART. Compensation: $20/hr. Applicants are skilled concise writers who find typos for fun, extremely detail-oriented and organized with a sense of urgency and drive, eager to learn new skills, and grow beyond this specific role. 

How to apply: Email the four documents listed below as attachments to with the subject line "Pick me!"

1. Resume and link to LinkedIn profile
2. A paragraph or two telling us why you're perfect for this role
3. List of 10 Things You Love and 10 Things You Hate
4. Marketing samples (include visual and written content you've produced)
On-Campus Job Opportunity: International experience Student Assistant

College of Health and Human Sciences is currently hiring a Student Assistant to help with the International Experience program. Duties include: creating content for CHHS International Experience website including photos, text and graphic elements, designing flyers, signs, and invitations using Adobe Suite or Canva, and managing the International Experience Mailbox and social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, etc. Past study abroad experience is required. 

If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume, and class schedule to
Job Opportunity: Highwire PR

About Highwire: Highwire Public Relations is a leading technology public relations agency based in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Boston, and Chicago. They work with a wide range of clients across cloud technology, enterprise, security, financial services technology, and healthcare as well as consumer products and services.

About the job: paid position, for six months with a substantial review at three monthsApplicants should be recent grads, have the ability to navigate and master social media and social networking sites, interested in tech, and have a background and/or experience in PR, journalism, English, political campaigns, technology and/or marketing is preferred. 

How to apply: on Highwire website
Internship Opportunity: CookIt Media, Influencer Marketing Intern

About the Internship: Looking for someone who can work remotely and is passionate about the field of influencer marketing. This is a part-time paid internship with the potential for full-time for the right candidate.

You must be: motivated, self-sufficient, detail-oriented, organized and trustworthy, have a love for all things food and cooking, team player, creative and analytical thinker, and strong communication skills.


  • 1-year experience in marketing field (agency experience preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of social media marketing industry
  • Strong interest in the influencer landscape, especially food and food lifestyle
  • Interest in brand strategy and content creation
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Google Analytics and Hubspot a plus

Please email your resume and a short introduction to

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


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