Hi there GV PRSSA! My name is Cannie Lang and I am very excited to be the VP of Professional Development for this school year. I am a senior at Grand Valley majoring in PR with a minor in Marketing. I’m excited to see all of you at our first meeting, and I can’t wait to share all the exciting events, speakers, and tours that we have planned for you this year!
I spent my summer here in Grand Rapids, soaking in the city life and taking a few Ad/PR classes on campus. I spent my first two years at Grand Valley as an Allied Health Science major, so Ad/PR is still something that is relatively new for me. While taking summer classes is never the most fun, I did take some very interesting courses that furthered my knowledge as well as expand my love for PR. All of this has reaffirmed to me that I made the right choice when I switched my major to Ad/PR.
As VP of Professional Development, it is my job to plan all sorts of agency tours for our chapter. These are important because they allow our members get a glimpse into what life is like post college in the PR world. These tours showcase nonprofit, corporate and agency life within different areas of the PR world. Going on tours last year made me realize that PR was the right choice for me, and I am thrilled to give back that experience to all of our members again this year.
Again, I can’t wait to meet all of you and I know we’re going to have another amazing year with PRSSA. Make sure to follow me on twitter so we can all keep in touch on #PRWednesday.