PRSSA at Louisiana State University

*Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Carli Thibodeaux for PRSSA at LSU. 

With multiple clients and a variety of to-dos, life at a public relations agency can be chaotic and, at times, overwhelming.

Throughout the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2013 National Conference, attendees were advised to have a mentor. Jessica Noonan, client executive at Burson-Marsteller, and Joe Clarkson, account coordinator at Taylor Strategy, are role models for students studying public relations and, in my opinion, would be awesome mentors. At PRSSA 2013 National Conference, Noonan and Clarkson led the breakout session “Juggling: Life at an Agency.”

When transitioning from student to full-time employee at an agency, one is guaranteed to be overwhelmed, according to Clarkson. But the takeaways from this session will help ease the transition for public relations students.

Have goals and get organized

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