Hello GVSU PRSSA! I’m Aaron Robert, your VP of Public Relations for the 2017-2018 academic year! As a third-year member, I am excited to finally hold a leadership position and help make GVSU PRSSA the best it can be. I plan to help members gain valuable skills, particularly in writing and blogging. I am responsible for our weekly blog and enjoy brainstorming topics and ideas with bloggers. Improving external communications with local professionals and organizations is a big goal of mine this year, and blogging is a crucial tool to achieve that. I also hope to be a valuable resource for members who are interested in the GM Discover Your Drive: Student Journalism Experience. I had the opportunity to attend this hands-on event last January during the Detroit Auto Show and would love to help members with the application process or answer any questions (you can read more about my experience here).
In addition to GVSU PRSSA, I am a GrandPR Account Associate, PALS Student Mentor, and member of the GVSU Running Club. I was also fortunate enough to study abroad this past summer in the United Kingdom with a dozen fellow School of Communications students. I am currently a junior majoring in Advertising & Public Relations with a minor in Writing. I also contribute to The Artifice, an online arts and literature magazine (which I learned about through a PRSSA newsletter, so let that be a reminder to read those newsletters!).
I hope to meet you all soon, and enjoy the rest of your summer. Get ready to learn from amazing speakers, attend valuable conferences and networking events, and write many blogs!