This upcoming summer, I have excitedly accepted a summer internship offer at Hunter Public Relations in the heart of New York City, the city that never sleeps. Hunter is a renowned PR agency that has worked with well-known companies such as Barefoot Wines, Tabasco, and Hasbro Games. Their work has promoted values like sustainability with Barefoot wines. Through the UD chapter of PRSSA, I will be working through a program crafted specifically for UD students by Delaware Alumni and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter PR, Grace Leong.
This will be my first time working professionally in the PR field, and I am more than pleased to begin at Hunter. I have worked with a handful of UD’s student groups to dig my hands into the PR profession. While I do not yet know what projects I will specifically be working on, I know that I can be sorted into one of their three main focuses which include Food & Beverage PR, Home & Lifestyle PR, and Health & Beauty PR. I am eager to see what I will be assigned to, and who I will meet along the way. After my time with Hunter this summer, I hope to move my career forward with an insatiable desire to do great things in public relations. I look forward being able to say that my career’s foundation began with Hunter PR.
For most college students, especially in the Public Relations field, I have found that internships are an extremely competitive hot commodity. Everyone wants to have one for valuable experience and a competitive edge in the job market post-graduation. Through my chapter of PRSSA, I know that I have been provided skills and advice from the various networking opportunities and programs presented to me. Whether it’s PRSSA’s Skill Slams or the Night With the Pros, I know that the opportunities provided for those in PRSSA are well worth the cost of dues for the year. I am glad to have the opportunity to grow as a young professional through a great organization like PRSSA-UD and would recommend that anyone interested in public relations would join their local chapter.
Paul Naidas is a junior Mass Communications major with a double minor in Spanish and Interactive Media from New Jersey. He is an active member and Public Relations & Social Media manager for Deltones A Cappella and Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for the Resident Student Association. Find him on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.