Great ideas are often created in the most casual situations. Laura Schroeder and I met regularly for dinner after she graduated. We had worked together at Boston University on the PRSSA executive board. We missed those times and decided then that we had to work on something together in PRSA Boston.
One of the things that made me want to stay in Boston is the strong networking and PR community. PRSA Boston took an active role with students, and you always felt welcomed when you went to their events. However, there are a lot of young professionals who may be intimidated by going to these events. BUT there are so many young professionals in Boston and many who could benefit from an organization like PRSA. So Laura and I decided it only made sense to start a Young Professionals Section (YPN) as part of PRSA Boston.
So we pitched the idea to the board and got more support than we even thought possible! So our first event will be Tuesday, August 23 at Tia’s on the Waterfront to kick off an exciting addition to an already great Chapter and city. So now is the part we need YOUR help with.
Our social media channels are set up: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But we have to spread the word. Our kick off event is going to be the start of a great social and learning experience. We will alternate between having social events and workshops. If you want to be more involved, we have positions on our committee for that. If you simply want to enjoy the events without spending additional time, that’s fine too! We are simply excited to build a network for young professionals in a city that thrives on young professionals.
So come to our event, invite your friends, tweet and post about us! But most importantly, tell us what YOU want to see in a group like this. What do you want to learn about?