PRSA Austin is hosting its first ever Pro-Am Day
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Professional Mentors!

Are you interested in helping students find their career path? PRSA Austin is hosting its first ever Pro-Am Day on November 1, 2019 and we need your help. Sign up here!

What is Pro-Am Day? Pro-Am Day (short for Professional-Amateur Day) is a designated day for college students to connect with public relations (PR) and communications professionals. For one morning, students will shadow PR Pros on the job for learning and mentorship. Students will be paired with a PR Pro from an agency, corporate, nonprofit, or government setting and will shadow from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Following morning activities, mentors and students are invited to attend a special luncheon event to debrief, network and be motivated by a panel of speakers on the importance of developing strong networks and the state of the industry. 

Why be a Pro Mentor?
Pro-Am Day offers a unique opportunity to impact the future generation of PR professionals! Your dedicated time will help prepare students for their career path and to achieve their professional goals. It is a great opportunity to give students an outside perspective from one of many experienced public relations professionals in Austin. You would be sharing your knowledge, skills and expertise with a mentee, providing them with a fresh perspective on their profession.

Looking for interns? This is also the perfect opportunity to meet ambitious students who will soon be entering the work force. Don’t miss out on this excellent platform to share your work and influence the future of our profession. And the best part? It is a small commitment of time on your behalf—only half a day to make a huge impact.

Pro-Am Day Snapshot*

9 - 11 a.m. -- Students meet up with the professional at his/her office location, mentoring and
shadowing begins (activities designated by organization)

11 - 11:30 a.m.
-- Travel to Pro-Am Day Luncheon location

11:30 - Noon
-- Networking and regroup before luncheon

Noon - 1 p.m.
-- Pro-Am Day Luncheon and Keynote Panel

1 p.m.
-- Optional networking; Close of event

*More details to be provided closer to event date.

Next Steps: Become a Pro-Am Day Mentor. To get started, fill out this form to sign up to host a student on November 1, 2019. Our Committee will follow-up with details and your placement before the date. Participation as a Pro-Mentor will be confirmed by our Committee via email with instructions for next steps.

Questions? Please contact our Committee members Kelsey Heitzmann or Evi Sinopidou at [email protected].