By Cameron Finney and Kameryn McGee
For four years, college students are constantly trying to figure out their career and question what it will be like to experience the “real world” industry. If you’re lucky, you’ll find great connections that lead to amazing opportunities and even a possible job. For the world of communications, specifically public relations and advertising, you are always aiming to get that experience that leads you to working for an agency or firm.
Joining national organizations like the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a great way to find those connections and get prepared for that next step. The Clarion University PRSSA chapter, along with other young professionals and universities, was able to attend the Young Professional Communicator Tour presented by PRSA Pittsburgh and Moxie on March 29.
Moxie is a well-known marketing agency, headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Pittsburgh. Its impressive client roster includes Rachael Ray’s Nutrish, Piada, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Porsche and UPMC, just to name a few. Moxie planned a panel of six employees to discuss how they got started, what skills they find to be most important to have in the industry, their favorite projects they’ve worked on and offer other advice for the eager young professionals.
The atmosphere was fun, exciting and family-like amongst the employees. The excitement for their work came through in their voices and gave all that attended a lot to look forward to for their future.