On Saturday, February 25, the Boston University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) held its 6th annual regional PR conference, “PR Advanced: Unleash Our Generation“. Students from 14 different universities attended and over 200 tickets were sold. Students spent time learning from and networking with numerous industry professionals.
BUPRSSA Conference Coordinator Melanie Murray (COM’14) helped launch The AFUTU Project at this week’s conference. AFUTU, which was founded by two Generation Y visionaries, Branson Skinner and Liz Ricketts, provokes discussion around the question, “What world do you intend for our children?” Participants who attended were asked to bring a t-shirt and write their answers to this question. The shirts will be taken to Ghana and turned into backpacks by a team of seamstresses which will then be sold online and around college campuses. The goal is to raise money and promote awareness surrounding children’s education and community development in Accra, Ghana.
Contact BUPRSSA Faculty Advisor, Stephen Quigley at 617-358-0066; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alumni Network of Greater NYC hosts the launch of their newest professional network, Media, Communication and Entertainment. Featuring insights from BU Alum and Bravo TV‘s Executive VP of Original Programming and Development Andy Cohen (COM ’90), the event will take place at Capitale (130 Bowery Street, New York, NY) hosted by Seth Greenberg (SMG ’82). Stop by for a night of networking and professional development on behalf of the BU Alumni Association. The event is $20. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. To RSVP click here or call (800) 800-3466. Advance registration is required.