by Austin Dressman, VP of Media Production

For the past three months, I have been scouring the internet for jobs in Houston, TX. My wife recently got a job with Teach for America – Houston Corps. We got married back in January and are both graduating in the next few weeks. Needless to say, it’s been an exciting time of our lives.

Well, he's creative, I'll give him that.

Well, he's creative, I'll give him that.


The idea of getting a job right out of college is daunting, but there are steps you can take to ensure it happens. As PR students, one of the most important things we can do is work multiple internships while still in school. The PR industry is cutthroat and seeking experienced young professionals in college graduates. There are a number of resources for students and recent graduates looking for internships and entry level work:

·         The UVU PRSSA Internship page

This regularly updated page is an amazing resource. This is a shameless plug, I know, but you’ll be amazed by the amount of opportunities listed.

·         The PRSSA website

 If you are a member and you’ve never visited, you are really missing out on all of the perks of your membership. Find job/internship openings, scholarships, and other opportunities

·         The local PRSA website

It’s always a great idea to check in to your local PRSA website for job postings. I just recently lined up an interview through the PRSA job page in Houston.

·         The company you’d like to work for

This may seem obvious but it’s something that can easily be forgotten. If you want to work for a certain company or industry, consistently visit their career portal.

The most important tool to employ is real communication. Network! Talk to fellow PR students, email your local PRSA president, set up a personal interview with someone working in a position or team you could see yourself working in. Your chances of finding a job solely based off random online job applications is much lower than if you are able to make some sort of connection with someone working in the field.

Good luck!



Welcome to the 2011 Fall Semester here at UVU. UVUPRSSA is excited about our new presidency for a fun informative semester that will help benefit all our success as PR students. Here is a breakdown of the Presidency and their twitter handles, so make sure you follow and stay connected with what UVUPRSSA is doing this year.

President: Marshal Sanders @ilmaddog Vice President: Kaiti Pratt @KKCPratt VP of Public Relations: Kelli Farley @kellifarley VP of Member Services: Melissa Garrett @carpediemrd VP of Professional Development: Caleb Price @pguard_11 VP of Events: Sarah Griener @SarahJane_G VP of Recruitment: John Anderson @ VP of Service & Fundraising: Henry Cervera @henrymvd VP of Digital Communication: Nick Hansen @Nicholastad Treasurer: Josh Rice @jricetop20

Also, UVUPRSSA twitter @UVUPR

We look forward to getting to know new members and to be reacquainted with old members. If you have any questions about anything at all feel free to ask.

Stay tuned for our first event this month.