Member Monday – Miranda Puskar
Miranda Puskar is a junior at Illinois State University who is ready to experience every aspect of public relations. As a member of the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, she is involved in the PRSSA National Donor Awareness Competition this semester and hopes to take her event planning skills to the next level.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a junior public relations major and 21 years old. I’m from Rockford, Ill., but I moved to Kewanee, Ill., after high school. I attended Black Hawk College for my associate degree and transferred to ISU last fall.
What made you interested in ISU and want to join ISU PRSSA?
I was interested in ISU solely because of the public relations program. Since high school, I knew I wanted to major in public relations. When I found out ISU was the only public, in-state university with an accredited program, I knew ISU was the place I needed to attend. I joined ISU PRSSA because I wanted more insight to the field of public relations.
What do you wish to gain from your NODAC experience?
From NODAC and the Gift of Hope Event, I hope to gain insight on how it feels to plan an entire event from scratch. We are starting from the ground up, and with the team we have, I think it is going to be an awesome journey.
Besides ISU PRSSA, what other organizations are you involved with on campus?
In addition to ISU PRSSA, I am the vice president and president elect for the Association for Women in Communications. The ISU Chapter just started last fall. I am so passionate about the organization, and I am so proud of how far we have already come. I am also a recruitment intern for ISU’s School of Communication.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to do public relations for the Grammy Awards because I have been obsessed since I was young, drooling over ‘N Sync performances.
What has been your favorite experience at ISU thus far?
Honestly, my favorite experience thus far was my first semester classes. I met great people, and I explored many new opportunities. Coming to ISU has opened my eyes in a lot of ways.
Questions composed by Nicole Weishaar
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