The SJSU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter cordially invites you to participate in West Coast Connection, a collaborative, virtual speed-networking event hosted by PRSSA chapters along the West Coast. The event will take place virtually on Zoom on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm.
Students: We are excited to share this unique opportunity for you to network with PR professionals from Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Southern California. You will also have the opportunity to chat with fellow PRSSA members from University of Washington, University of Oregon, San Jose State University, and University of Southern California.
Alumni: We are excited to share this unique opportunity for you to become a one-day professional advisor to University of Oregon, University of Washington, and San Jose State University Students public relations students and connect with fellow PR practitioners in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. Alumni are asked to attend from 10-11:30am on January 22nd.
This event came from the University of Oregon’s annual Portland Paddle, where UO alum offered their expertise to current UO ducks. The pandemic has restricted this event from happening in person, but has also allowed our chapter to take advantage of the virtual landscape and innovate our annual event into something new.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to meet 4-5 professionals in 15 minute sessions where you can learn about their industry or ask for advice on how to improve your portfolio, ace an interview and write an attention-grabbing resume and cover letter. You will also have the chance to join a 30 minute session to form new relationships with other students in breakout groups.
To participate, please register by January 1, 2021. Registration is available online at https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Ch173F0OC4krhb. Please note that there will also be a mandatory meeting for all students to attend on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00pm via Zoom. In this meeting, all student participants will receive detailed information about the event process and best networking practices.
If you have any questions regarding the 2021 West Coast Connection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the PRSSA chapter, we hope you take advantage of this wonderful networking opportunity and help us in making this collaboration successful.