Senior – Public Relations
Manship School of Mass Communication
LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time. No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell…including you!
Q: Tell me about your college experience so far. What made you decide on LSU and how are things going for you here?
A: My decision to attend LSU wasn’t hard to make, especially after visiting campus. Even though I grew up only an hour from Baton Rouge, I had never been to LSU before my senior year in high school. The beauty of campus was overwhelming, and I immediately felt the passion for LSU that every student I spoke to had. They say we all “bleed purple and gold” for a reason! I knew then and there I wanted to be a part of the Tiger nation.
The opportunities I’ve been given and the experiences I’ve had over the past four years have definitely confirmed I made the right choice. Through the Gateway to China program in the Honors College, I was able to go to China the summer after my freshman year. I also had the opportunity to go to San Francisco last fall for the Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference.
Every person I have encountered at LSU has been willing to take an extra step to helping me achieve my goals and to grow as a student and person.
Q: Are there things that surprised you about LSU?
A: It surprised me how quickly LSU felt like home. I was a little nervous about coming to such a big university, but getting involved proved to be so easy. Now that I only have a short time left until graduation, I find myself appreciating every part of this school even more.
Q: What would you say about the academics here?
A: LSU prepares you for the “real world.” My professors take a personal interest in my progress, and are always available for help outside the classroom.
Q: What are your goals and how is LSU helping you accomplish them?
A: I have had many opportunities at LSU to further my goal of becoming a public relations professional. I became involved in the LSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and now serve as vice president. Through the student-run public relations firm PRestige, I had the chance to serve as an account executive, and my team was recognized for winning second place in a national competition. I was also able to gain valuable experience working for The Daily Reveille and interning for two LSU departments (School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences and the College of Human Sciences & Education).
Basically, LSU gives you all the tools and opportunities needed to succeed. It’s up to you to take advantage of them. Choosing LSU was the best decision I’ve ever made—no regrets!
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