Senior Frank Hopper is a unique individual in the sea of public relations majors at Illinois State University. He has a keen mind for his passions like public relations and politics, and anything else to which he sets his mind. Aside from his professional experience and goals, Hopper has a big heart and a great sense of humor.
Tell us about yourself.
Outside of public relations, I have been involved in student government, local and state politics, and I have had some pretty cool jobs and internships. Two that come to mind are my internship with the United States Senate and my internship with a communications agency in Washington. I did some really cool things and meet some amazing people. Outside of my professional life, I like to read and stay active—so if you ever want to go on a hike or have a good book or article recommendation, let me know.
What are your responsibilities as national liaison?
I develop professional networking opportunities for members by coordinating with professionals involved in the Public Relations Society of America and other professionals in the industry. I also organize tours with public relations agencies in the Chicago and St. Louis markets.
What attracted you to the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the public relations industry?
I joined ISU PRSSA because I wanted to make the most of my time at ISU, and I knew PRSSA would help me do that. I am in love with the public relations industry because it truly is the cutting edge. It is full of passionate people that work hard, and I love that about it.
What is your dream career?
I have about four right now, so I will have to let you know what happens. Stay tuned!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
All I can say is that I will be working hard at something that I love doing. I would also love to be traveling a little and maybe have kids. Maybe.
What is an interesting fact about you?
I spent three years working as an emergency medical technician. I saw some crazy things and helped a lot of people.
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a good guy who cares about people and their future.
Questions composed by Lily Sherer
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