PRSA prides itself on being a professional association that supports members throughout their careers.
For Abbie Fink, vice president/general manager at HMA Public Relations, PRSA has served as a resource, starting from her time as a student member at Arizona State University in Tempe.
“Everything I have done in my professional career I can relate back to the people I met from my internship and my first job in public relations,” said Fink. “These would not have been possible had it not been for the student/professional shadow day that the Phoenix Chapter hosted my senior year at ASU.”
Now a practitioner for more than 20 years, Fink is the 2010 Phoenix Chapter president as well as chair of the 2011 Counselors Academy (C.A.) Spring Conference, an event designed by senior-level public relations counselors for senior-level public relations counselors.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my volunteer involvement with PRSA,” said Fink. “My involvement on the planning committee for Spring Conference and now as a member of the C.A. board allows me to be further involved with the organization and provides me with more interaction with our membership.”
Honing professional skills within a community of colleagues is a key part of what makes PRSA membership valuable. According to Fink, “the common connection of PRSA gives me the chance to pick up the phone and call a practitioner anywhere in the country and know that I will get the help I need simply because we are fellow PRSA members.”
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