Jordan DePauw, a freshman at Illinois State University, is ready to experience life in the public relations world. She is excited to find out everything that ISU and a career in public relations has to offer. She loves that the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is prepping her for what is ahead.
Tell us about yourself.
I am 19 years old from Geneseo, Ill., a small town of about 6,000 people that is completely surrounded by fields and has only one grocery store. I chose to major in public relations because it interests me, and I like how it takes a creative angle on business. I also like that you can be the face of a brand or client, and I think it would be amazing to watch a person or company succeed because of my efforts.
What are you passionate about?
I love playing soccer and volleyball. I wish more than anything that I could go back to high school and play sports for my school again. I also enjoy reading; my Kindle never leaves my side.
What is your dream job?
I have not chosen a specific career yet. As a public relations major, I have a wide variety of options and there is so much from which to choose. I am leaning toward something with sports management or being a publicist.
Are there any clubs or organizations of which you are involved?
So far the only organization I am involved in is ISU PRSSA, but I am only a freshman, and I am sure I will find other registered student organizations that interest me. I am looking into joining either a volleyball club or a soccer team.
Why did you choose to attend ISU?
I chose to attend ISU because of the campus and the people. The campus is big but it feels small, like home. I also heard good things about the public relations program here at ISU. I definitely do not regret my decision to come here. Go Redbirds!
What is your favorite memory of your time at ISU so far?
I would have to say my favorite memory is going to Gill Street, a restaurant, and watching the national football championship game between ISU and our Missouri Valley Conference rival, North Dakota State University. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing, and it made me realize how much I love this school. I had so much fun there; people played games and won various prizes. Right now that memory is my favorite, but I have no doubt there will be plenty more to come!
Questions composed by Allie Trosper
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