Well hello there! My name is Ashley Mamula and I will be your president this upcoming school year. Firstly, I want to give a huge shout-out to the rest of the executive board for jam-packing this year with some fantastic programming for you all! This will be my third year involved with PRSSA and I absolutely cannot wait to get started.
Here’s a little about me: I am finishing final year here at Grand Valley. In my spare time you can find me binge-watching Netflix, taking hundreds of photos of my puppy, or working on my blog. In addition to PRSSA, I am also an Account Associate for PRSSA’s student-run firm, GrandPR (which I HIGHLY recommend). This summer I spent most of my time working at Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids as a Marketing Generalist.
My journey at Goodwill started as a retail store employee who needed an internship for school. Since then, I have grown so much through the many experiences Goodwill has offered me, such as: assisting with social media management, creating flyers and posters, writing press releases, and planning and executing events.
My best advice for all you is to be open to learning! Before joining PRSSA, my resume consisted of my high school job at McDonalds and a retail job at Goodwill sorting donations. By being active in PRSSA, networking with speakers, and expressing my desire to learn, I have bulked up my resume to be a competitive applicant when applying for internships and jobs after college. Throughout my time in PRSSA, I have left every meeting feeling inspired and energized to continue developing myself professionally. My goal as president this year is to do the same for you!
Please, feel free to reach out to me on twitter @ashleymamula with any questions you might have! I hope to see you all soon at our first meeting Wednesday, September 7th.