The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) help public relations students gain experience through club involvement. With this organization, I attend meetings to learn more about public relations by interacting with industry experts, faculty and students.
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society is a national honor society in the School of Communication and Journalism. Members must be in the top 35 percent of their class. Lambda Pi Eta encourages professional development among communication majors. My roles as vice president are to plan meetings, reach out to potential guest speakers and brainstorm new ideas for improving the honor society. Through my membership, I have learned about career opportunities in the field of communication and ways to professionally develop.
The Student Philanthropy Board is a student leadership and mentoring initiative. During my time as a member, I have engaged in professional development pertaining to philanthropic engagement, nonprofit leadership and financial sustainability. The Student Philanthropy Board has given me opportunities to network with those in the nonprofit field and to learn more about what working for a nonprofit entails. Through this group, I have been fortunate enough to attend luncheons led by the Women’s Philanthropy Board. At these events, I heard leaders of nonprofit and community organizations speak on their personal experiences.
IMPACT is Auburn’s largest community service organization. The organization has partnered with 16 different community service agencies providing an avenue for student volunteers. Through IMPACT, I volunteer weekly with other Auburn students for Joyland Daycare, the Salvation Army and Storybook Farm. I especially enjoy my time serving at Joyland Daycare assisting children with their homework and spending time with them. It is rewarding to see the smiles on the children’s faces when we walk in the door.