Whassup #PRSSbAes? My name is Trevor Bryan and I am lucky enough to serve on the Grand Valley PRSSA Executive Board as the VP of Chapter Development. My board responsibilities would best be explained through one word: fundraising. It’s up to me to create fun & developmental events for our chapter, and collect some moolah while I’m at it. The funds I secure are used to offer more assets to members and continue the chapter’s growth.
I spent my summer working back home in the charming town known as Crystal Lake, Illinois. I worked at an organic, farm-to-table restaurant where I concentrated on bussing tables, serving plates, and serving looks, of course. Although I don’t have an amazing internship story for my summer, I did assist the restaurant in some of their social media strategy while I was there.
I’m strolling on into my second year at Grand Valley and my fourth year of college. It would be easier to just say “I’m a Senior at Grand Valley!”; however, I transferred from a community college, and my credits have me at Junior standing for the semester. Long story short, I have a fifth and final year after this one, so I’m sticking around!
Last year, I spent my time as a member of PRSSA, as well as an account associate at GrandPR. The decision to join these student organizations made my first year at Grand Valley so special, for I gained fantastic friendships, magical mentors, and a family away from home. These relationships fueled my passion, pushed me forward, and that’s how I got to leadership positions in both organizations: VP of Chapter Development for PRSSA, as you already know, and the Executive Director for GrandPR.
When I’m not entirely consumed by my extracurricular exploits, I spend my free time belting Ariana Grande in or out of the shower, cozying up and reading with my essential oil diffuser at full throttle, or googling how to get baristas to fall in love with me. Typical college stuff, right? On a serious note, another passion if mine would be putting on my sociological thinking cap and analyzing the value of sociological theory in integrated marketing communications strategies. As an Ad/PR major and Sociology minor, it adds up.
This is going to be one great year, and I have one thing to say to new GVSU PRSSA members: Welcome to the family!