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espite the

outside of the classroom. The best way was to

economy, many

get involved. I learned networking; you meet

University of

so many people in the community. PRSSA is

South Florida stu-

a part of PRSA. We have had so many guest

dents in PRSSA,

speakers who often talk to us and we can call

the Public Relations Student Society of Ameri-

for advice. Many people have gotten intern-

ca, feel confident about being prepared for life

ships from that alone,” said Cameron.

after graduation.

Since its inception, the 44-year old student so-

Murewa Olubela, PRSSA’s vice president, and

ciety has cultivated meaningful relationships

Sasha Cameron, PRSSA’s president, say the

between public relations students and public

School of Mass Communications’ curriculum

relations practitioners. Aside from the ability

and faculty are not the only thing that is pre-

to network with professionals and peers, and

paring them. Olubela and Cameron joined

the leg-up on internships it provides, being

PRSSA last year and have taken on active

involved in USF’s Walter E. Griscti chapter al-

roles in the USF chapter started by professor

lows students to: participate in conferences all

emeritus Walter E. Griscti, a mass communica- over the country, build a portfolio of writing tions professor who was also the president of

samples in the PRSSA newsletter and online,

the Tampa Bay PRSA (Public Relations Society

attend social events each month, and volun-

of America) chapter in 1977.

teer in the community.

“I wanted to learn more about public relations

“Through these types of experiences, stu-


Bullhorn Issue 1  

University of South Florida School of Mass Communications alumni magazine

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