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Temple University PRSSA Chapter Alumni Panel: Transitioning Into the Working World

May 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (May 3, 2017) — On Tuesday, March 28, the Temple University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) held an alumni panel at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center. These alumni, who have successfully transitioned from college to their respective career fields, offered advice to current Chapter members and spoke of the benefits of being in PRSSA.

The panel included the following former PRSSA executive board members: Hannah Litchefield of Temp-tations LLC, Tyler Cameron of Seer Interactive, Alissa Steele of Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, Michelle Davies of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Alyssa Guckin of Chubb, Rei Khoo of SEOM Interactive and Nicole Beck of Newtown Athletic Club.

Chapter Vice President Mina Lezenby directed questions and discussion points, which prompted conversations about career building, graduation tips and personal internship and job experiences. A major theme throughout the panel was the importance of utilizing personal and professional networks; each panelist noted their PRSSA network and experiences in the Chapter helped open up doors to opportunities they would not have had access to otherwise.

“I think this organization and interning really helped me more than my studies ever could have,” Beck said, attributing PRSSA to her success in finding the right career path.

The alumni spoke of how they got their first jobs and talked about the positive mindset that is crucial to have when entering the job market after graduation. The panelists noted the common anxieties that come along with finding a job right after graduation and debunked the misconceptions about going out into the real world.

“Your first job is not your last job,” Davies said. “Don’t rush.”


About Temple University PRSSA

The Temple University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the longest-standing Chapter in the Philadelphia region and currently consists of more than 120 members. Their goal is to prepare members for a successful and well-rounded career in the public relations field, using all of the great resources Temple University and The City of Brotherly Love have to offer.


Marissa Piffer