Brock Zimmermann is a junior public relations major with a minor in history. Zimmermann has many interests in the field and joined the Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America to focus his career path and explore his interest in public relations.
Tell us about yourself.
I enjoy doing freelance graphic design and other miscellaneous art projects. I also spend a lot of my free time doing community service and attending ISU sporting events. I’m a huge animal lover, so hopefully after graduation I’ll be able to adopt a cat and maybe a chameleon. During my time at ISU, I’ve become pretty good at cooking ramen noodles.
Why did you decide to join ISU PRSSA?
After changing my major three times, I decided my junior year was time to start figuring out my plan after graduation. I attended an ISU PRSSA meeting to learn more information about the industry I could enter. Several of my friends from my study abroad trip were influential in persuading me to become a member of ISU PRSSA, which helped me decide to change my major to public relations.
What are your career aspirations?
I have many different career interests, and I hope to have a chance to work in the music, sports, advertising, and nonprofit industries. I’m helping my brother manage his music career and hope to one day be a promoter and manager for many musicians.
What is your dream job?
I would love to do something with sports marketing. My dad’s side of the family is from Wisconsin, so I grew up a die-hard Packers and Brewers fan. I’d love to work for promotions or daily operations with either team.
What other clubs or organizations are you involved in?
I’m the vice president for Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and I was formerly a member of the Student Government Association before I started my internship with Great Plains Media.
Who inspires you?
My mother is my biggest inspiration. She raised my brother and me as a single parent while working full time and taking care of my grandparents. As an ISU alumnus, my mom played a large role in helping me decide to attend ISU.
What is something most people do not know about you?
Most people don’t know that I’m a huge soccer fan. The two teams I follow the most are Paris Saint-Germain in France and Newcastle United in England. The World Cup was occurring when I studied abroad so I watched several games in Europe. As a kid, I played soccer for 10 years, but most people are surprised by this fact since I played football and wrestled in high school.
What is your favorite memory of ISU so far?
My favorite memory at ISU so far has been studying abroad in Paris through the School of Communication. It was a chance for me to experience my familial roots, test out my language skills, and meet new people. Every activity I did abroad was its own interesting adventure. I would have never guessed how much I would learn while studying abroad.
Questions composed by Melissa Guerra
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