Hey GV PRSSA! My name is Erin Stehlik and I am the Director of Social Media for this school year. I am a senior majoring in PR with a minor in Spanish. I grew up in St. Johns, MI (just north of Lansing) and spent my entire childhood in either a lake or a pool. I love photographs and have been known to force anyone and everyone to take photos with me at every occasion. I discovered PR while doing a budget project for my high school economics class and have loved it ever since. I am drawn to the non-profit side of PR but I am keeping my mind open to all the possibilities PR has to offer.
The past two summers I have spent exploring the East Coast and Europe. I interned for Girls Inc. of New Hampshire in 2015 and studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain in 2016. As much as I would have loved to have another epic summer of traveling, my bank account did not allow it. Instead, I spent this summer here in Grand Rapids, working one on one with kids at the Autism Centers of Michigan. I love my job and have enjoyed every second I get to spend with the kids there.
As Director of Social Media, my job is to keep our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram updated with engaging content. I browse the internet for quality articles, participate in Twitter chats, and post about upcoming events. It is a really important job to be the voice of our chapter on social media and I hold this responsibility with great honor.
In addition to being on part of PRSSA, I am also involved in many other ways around campus. I am an Account Associate for GrandPR, the student run PR firm here at GV. I was a Transitions Leader for this year’s new students orientation. I am also very involved with the American Cancer Society by being in Colleges Against Cancer and working as a committee member at the Relay For Life of Clinton County.
Joining PRSSA was one of the best decisions I have made and it has improved my PR skills so much. This organization is full of excited team members just waiting for you to ask questions. My advice to you is to take every advantage that comes your way even if it means going outside of your comfort zone.I can’t wait to meet all of you and I spend our year growing as PR pros. Make sure to follow us on social media @GV_PRSSA and keep in touch with me (email@example.com).