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Takeaways from How to be “Employee of the Month” Working from Home

OCPRSA’s YoPro committee successfully hosted its first webinar, “How to be the Employee of the Month from Your Couch: The WFH Do’s & Don’ts.” The webinar was presented to help young professionals and alike to master the art of working from home. Magdalena Gomez, Director of Public Relations, California Southern University, moderated the event with […]

YoPro “Meet the Agencies” Event

OCPRSA’s Young Professionals Group (Yo-Pro) hosted the “Meet the Agencies” event on Thursday, May 30, featuring leaders from top Orange County marketing and PR agencies. This event at California Southern University in Costa Mesa, Calif. was intended to advise those starting their careers in public relations and marketing. Panelists were Kristin Daher, president and chief […]

The Power of Mentorship

By Dani Ganley, OCPRSA YoPro Committee Member As many PR veterans can attest to, the first few years of your career can be challenging, and if you have the right tools, just as fulfilling. OCPRSA’s Young Professionals “YoPro” group offers a place where young professionals and recent graduates can learn and grow in the PR […]

Social Media: It’s Not Just About Taking Pretty Pictures

By Chelsea McKinney, Powerhouse Communications Many people (especially Clients) don’t understand what goes into developing an effective social media strategy… or that there’s even a strategy at all! Sure, most social media content should be visually pleasing, but there’s so much more to it than that! The content brainstorms, scheduling, drafting copy, choosing hashtags, engaging; […]

An OCPRSA Mentorship Success Story

The first few years of your PR career can be extremely challenging. Luckily OCPRSA offers a multitude of resources to help new PR pros navigate these uncharted waters. Any seasoned PR practitioner will tell you how important it is to have a mentor when starting out, and OCPRSA’s Mentorship Program takes the guesswork and intimidation […]

Recap of YoPro Mixer with Non-Profit Professionals

By James Alley “The Non-Profit sector offers great opportunities for professionals looking to work as part of a small team where they can take an all hands on deck approach to learning PR and communications.” Last week’s YoPro networking event and roundtable discussion featuring Janelle Kruly, director of public relations, Orange County School of the […]