PRSSA at Louisiana State University

New Orleans native Vicki Voelker spoke at PRSSA’s Regional Conference at Loyola University. As a Loyola public relations graduate, Vicki was eager to share her passion for communications with us Saturday morning.

Vicki is a communications strategist and social media specialist at Gambel Communications. During her presentation, she shared five campaigns she and the rest of her coincidentally all-female team at Gambel worked on, which included Hotel Monteleon, Steamboat Natchez, The Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Vicki gave us great advice and insight to what it is like to work in a public relations agency. After her campaign presentations, she offered PRSSA members advice about gaining experience outside of the classroom:

  • If you don’t already have an online portfolio, get one. Online portfolios will show employers your personality and creative style.
  • Remember that most entry-level positions are trainable. Employers are looking to see if you have…

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